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Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett is a Transportation Specialist in San José, California with the Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program. He is currently leading the implementation of more than 30 miles of all ages & abilities bicycling facilities in downtown San José. Using quick-build techniques, the project takes advantage of scheduled pavement maintenance to upgrade to […]

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Katy Sawyer

Katy Sawyer manages the design and construction of multi-modal transportation infrastructure improvement projects for the City of Pittsburgh. Katy is passionate about walkable/bikeable communities, public transit, and local businesses. She loves exploring Rust Belt cities every few months with the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservations, a loose affiliation of young preservation groups in towns […]

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Merisa Gilman

Merisa Gilman was inspired to become a transportation planner through her interest in public art and is motivated by New York City’s ever-evolving use of public space. As a Senior Project Manager in the Pedestrian Projects Group at the New York City Department of Transportation, Merisa has successfully implemented various projects to improve safety and […]

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Kyle Gebhart

Kyle Gebhart is the Co-Deputy Director of Select Bus Service (SBS) in the Transit Development Group at the New York City Department of Transportation. He primarily works on developing the SBS program, NYC’s brand of Bus Rapid Transit. Since beginning at NYC DOT in 2014, Kyle has successfully launched B46 SBS on Utica Avenue, the […]

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Hank Kelley

Hank Kelley is a Transportation Planning & Programs Supervisor for the Mobile GR Department in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hank’s work at Mobile GR includes leading the development of new programs such as Parking Benefit Districts and managing special projects like the re-branding and service expansion of Grand Rapids’ downtown circulator, the DASH. […]

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Jose Huizar
Mike Bonin
Nury Martinez
Blanka Bracic

Blanka Bracic’s goal is to increase people’s quality of life by offering everyday urban transportation options that are easy, safe, normal, healthy and fun. A recent achievement for Bracic was leading the three-year planning of Calgary’s 5.5km downtown cycle track pilot network through political approvals that ended in 2014. She created the monitoring and evaluation […]

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Lyndsey Nolan

Lyndsey is a passionate social justice and transportation advocate that has worked on a number of multi-sector partnerships to incorporate culturally-relevant community engagement into planning projects. In 2014, while completing her graduate studies, Lyndsey had the opportunity to work at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) through the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship. At […]

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Tia Plunkett-McQueen

Tia Plunkett-McQueen serves as Associate Director of Administrative Services with the D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) and plays a key role in setting the human capital strategy for the agency. Since joining DDOT in 2016, Tia has transformed the delivery of HR services to provide increased visibility and  service delivery in managing employee relations, recruitment, […]

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Shreya Gadepalli

Shreya Gadepalli leads the India & South Asia Programme of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a global non-profit that works worldwide to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make our cities more sustainable, equitable, and safe. Her work with ITDP since the late 90s has established her as […]

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Laura Hakvoort

An active city is a vibrant city. Laura believes that sufficient and attractively designed space for physical activity enhances the appeal and quality of life. The Active city program in Amsterdam integrates expertise in the area of behavioral change with expertise of spatial design, supported by data analytics. As the coordinator of this program Laura […]

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Yohannes Legesse

Yohannes Dadi has grown up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and graduated from Haramaya University in Civil engineering. He completed Master of Technology degree in Transportation Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India in July 2015. Before joining IITD, Yohannes was an instructor at Dire Dawa Institute of Technology, Civil engineering department. Yohannes is […]

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Hannah Silva is an Architect and Urban Designer graduated from Federal University of Ceará in Brazil. Hannah is working at the Fortaleza’s City Hall within the Public Services and Conservation Department in the Transportation and Traffic Immediate Action Plan (PAITT) with focus on Urban Design. The actions of this team are visibly transforming her city […]

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Laura Ballesteros

Laura Ballesteros is a young politician and sustainable leader, with 15 years of hard work in public and private sector. She is an expert in agenda setting, and policy and regulation, in urban affairs (Ex. Mobilty and Road Safety). Former Congresswoman at Mexico’s City Local Assambly (ALCDMX), she has a Bachelor in Political Science from […]

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Stephanie Ramirez

Stephanie Ramirez is a Los Angeles native with extensive experience in public policy, community outreach, government relations, and civic engagement. As Associate State Director of Advocacy for AARP California, she is responsible for driving the organization’s social mission, including fighting for issues that matter most to Californians 50+ and their families. Prior to joining AARP, […]

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Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley — the son of public servants and the grandson and great-grandson of immigrants from Mexico and Eastern Europe — Mayor Garcetti’s life has been shaped by a deep commitment to the core values of justice, dignity, and […]

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Laurie Berman
Monique Earl

Monique Earl is the Assistant General Manager of Administration and Field Operations at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). In this role, Monique is responsible for approximately 270 employees and over $500 Million in transportation funding. She also oversees the construction and installation of transportation infrastructure via the Paint and Sign and Signal Operations […]

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Ashley has 29 years’ broad experience in both the public and private sectors covering transportation planning, project planning, project delivery, business planning and management. Following ten years in consulting during which he moved from the UK to Toronto to establish and lead a new company office, he joined the City of Toronto in summer 2015 […]

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Tiffany-Ann Taylor

Tiffany-Ann Taylor is an Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). She works in the Ports & Transportation division on transformative projects that impact passenger transportation throughout New York City. Prior to working at NYCEDC, Tiffany worked in suburban and regional planning for the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development […]

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Steve has been with the City of Minneapolis 25 years, primarily in traffic operations and planning.  Steve has participated in the event traffic operation planning that include events such as; the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Republican National Convention, and the Super Bowl.  Steve was also involved in creating the Transportation Management Plans US […]

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Charlotte Castle

Charlotte is the Vision Zero & Neighborhood Programs Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (oTIS). At oTIS, she supports the development of the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan and Updates, Vision Zero Task Force and sub-committees coordination, community engagement, and more. In addition to coordinating Vision Zero efforts, Charlotte manages the […]

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Jeff Marootian

Jeff Marootian is the Director of the District Department of Transportation where he has served since March 2017. Jeff leads the agency in its mission to create a safe and sustainable transportation system for the District of Columbia and is responsible for delivering on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s priorities to rebuild and modernize the city’s public […]

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Chava Kronenberg

Chava Kronenberg is the Pedestrian Manager for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco’s Vision Zero Task Force Co-Chair. She is accountable for delivering excellent complete streets projects to reduce the annual injuries and fatalities that occur annually, especially for the City’s most vulnerable populations. Her most interesting capital projects in progress […]

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Brandie Lockett

Brandie Lockett’s passion for urban design inspires planning and development projects, whether urban, suburban or rural, to bring out vibrant opportunities in unlikely places. Her projects focus on envisioning underperforming and overlooked spaces into welcoming environments that help re-value land and revitalize neighborhoods in beauty, sustainability, and social well-being. In partnership with stakeholders, she provides […]

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Jacob Lieb

Jacob Lieb is currently Senior Director for  First/Last Mile Planning for LA Metro where he leads the agency’s efforts to improve conditions for travelers accessing Los Angeles County’s growing transit system.  In prior capacities at Metro, Jacob has had oversight for implementation of agency sustainability initiatives including producing a sustainability performance metrics and reports, and […]

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Stephen Tu

Stephen Tu is a Senior Manager at LA Metro, where he currently serves as Project Deputy to Metro’s NextGen Bus Study, a comprehensive approach to realign the bus network to be more relevant in today’s transportation landscape.  Stephen has led strategic initiatives within the Executive Office, large scale special event operations planning, and managed real-time […]

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Jessica Meaney

Jessica Meaney is the Founder and Executive Director of Investing in Place, an organization committed to transportation investments that strengthens communities. She is a transportation advocate who has been living car free in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Most recently, Jessica worked at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on State and Regional […]

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Dhyana Quintanar Solares

Dhyana Quintanar Solares is a sustainable mobility, public space and urban design expert with over 10 years of experience in the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Mexico. She previously was the head of the Authority of the Public Space of Mexico City where she implemented various street, park, and plaza projects, road safety programs, […]

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Hank Phan

Hank is a Transportation Planner in the Oakland Department of Transportation’s Planning & Project Development section. In addition to his work delivering transformative transportation improvements, Hank serves on OakDOT’s Racial Equity Team, whose mission is to address racial disparity both in Oakland and in the City workplace. Hank is the Community Engagement Manager for Let’s […]

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Evelyn Blumenberg

Evelyn Blumenberg’s research examines the effects of urban structure—the spatial location of residents, employment, and services—on economic outcomes for low-wage workers, and on the role of planning and policy in shaping the spatial structure of cities.  Her recent projects include analyses of trends in transit ridership, residential location and travel behavior of young adults, the […]

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Wilson Tam

Wilson Tam is a transportation planner and the lead analyst at the City of San Jose Department of Transportation. His focus is on long-range transportation planning, policy development, land use/transportation studies, data analytics, and modeling.  He served as the technical lead in making San Jose the fourth city in the state to shift its CEQA […]

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Hanaa Hamdi

Hanaa A. Hamdi, Ph.D., is currently the national Public Health Director at The Trust for Public Land, she directs the development of healthy and equitable communities. Dr. Hamdi is the former health commissioner for the City of Newark where she oversaw the Departments of Public Health and Human Services, Social & Environmental Services, and was […]

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Alissa Walker

Alissa Walker connects people with where they live through writing, speaking, and walking. As the urbanism editor at Curbed, she authors the column Word on the Street, highlighting the pioneering transit, clever civic design, and game-changing policy affecting our cities. Alissa has been named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow for her writing on design […]

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Michelle Poyourow

Michelle Poyourow is a consultant in public transit and multi-modal planning and policy. As a Senior Associate, Michelle works directly with clients to deliver successful projects and products, from major public events to corridor-level plans. A skilled project manager, she has managed projects involving multiple public agencies, multiple firms, large and impassioned stakeholder groups and […]

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Jenna Hornstock

Jenna Hornstock joined LA Metro’s Countywide Planning and Development Department in 2011. She is currently the Executive Officer for Transit Oriented Communities, and manages Metro’s Joint Development, First/Last Mile Planning and Systemwide Design programs as well as the implementation of redevelopment activities at and around Union Station. Prior to joining Metro, Ms. Hornstock spent nearly […]

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Frank Ching

Frank has awarded the 2010 CPPA Parking Professional of the Year and the City of Santa Monica has awarded the 2011 CPPA Parking Program of the Year and the Los Angeles Metro has also awarded the 2017 CPPA Parking Program of the Year under his lead. Frank also received the National Parking Association Innovator of […]

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Mike Bagheri

Mike Bagheri is a Transportation Manager with the City of Pasadena heading the Complete Streets Division of Department of Transportation. Mike leads the department’s efforts in managing Active Transportation grant projects, development review process and collaboration with Planning and Public Works Departments on implementing City’s Complete Streets policies. Mike is a registered professional engineer in […]

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Anita Tang currently works as the Carshare Project Manager for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation.  With 28 years of experience working with the City of Los Angeles, Anita has managed budgets and overseen contracts, ranging from $5,000 to $80 million, for various City departments.  With a grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), she, along with BlueLA, […]

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Michelle Kinman

Leading the Transportation Electrification Partnership, Michelle manages the Zero Emissions Roadmap development, related stakeholder workshops and the technology showcase activities related to it. Michelle joins us with over 20 years of environmental advocacy experience. Most recently, she was the Clean Energy and Transportation Program Director at Environment California where she created and coordinated the Charge […]

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Guillermo Martinez, Jr., PE

Guillermo Martinez, Jr. is a Senior Transportation Engineer for the Port of Los Angeles where he manages the Port’s Transportation Improvement Program. This program consists of the planning, development, and design of transportation improvements in and around the port vicinity to improve the movement of goods through this international gateway. He received a Bachelor’s degree […]

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Sue Lai

Sue Lai is a Senior Transportation Engineer for the Port of Los Angeles where she manages the Port’s Transportation Improvement Program. This Program consists of the planning, development, and design of transportation improvements in and around the port vicinity to improve the movement of goods through this international gateway.  Recently, she successfully oversaw efforts to […]

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Eulois Cleckley

Eulois Cleckley was appointed by Mayor Hancock in December 2017 to serve as the Executive Director of Public Works for the City and County of Denver. As Executive Director, Cleckley runs one of the city’s largest and most dynamic departments, managing the majority of services involving public infrastructure and facilities for residents and businesses. As […]

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Esther is a planner who specialises in urban and street design.  She worked in local councils as a planner in and around London for 10 years before moving to the Greater London Authority in 2001 to work on the design and built environment elements of the London Plan.   In 2003 she moved the UK Government […]

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Carol Kong

Carol Kong, P.Eng. is a Senior Engineer in Transportation Planning at the City of Vancouver. She currently manages a regional portfolio, bringing the lens of Vancouver’s urban centre to broader initiatives such as mobility pricing, freight rail and Port projects, and capital funding programs. Before entering the public sector, Carol was a consultant on a […]

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Stacy Thompson

Stacy is the Executive Director of LivableStreets, overseeing all programs including Vision Zero, Better Buses, and the Emerald Network, and ensuring overall programmatic and operational excellence for the organization. A relentless optimist, Stacy is undaunted by the many challenges facing Metro Boston today, including increasing access to jobs and affordable housing, improving safety and public […]

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Gary Buchler

Gary Buchler is a writer, story coach and storyteller who has been the Los Angeles based producer of The Moth StorySLAM series & Mainstages since 2011. He also produces a live show called Shoot ‘Em Up which is a 3-night exploration of the evolution of a story to a screenplay to a film. You can […]

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Veena Snehansh

Veena is an experienced Urban Planner with a history of working in environmental analysis, transportation planning and urban design. Veena previously worked as an Architect before choosing urban planning as her profession. She is currently an Assistant Planner with the Los Angeles department of city planning, where she has the opportunity to draw upon all […]

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Brittany Arceneaux

Brittany Arceneaux is a New Orleans native working as a Planner at the City of Los Angeles Planning Department. Her primary responsibility is long-range planning for the Downtown Community Plan Area. In this role she provides critical analysis of and recommended strategies on local land use regulations as well as information and technical assistance on […]

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Tal Harari

Tal Harari is a Los Angeles native who works for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, where she works in the Policy Planning Division on the update to the Downtown Community Plan. Harari holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Arts and Visual Culture from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a […]

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Ariel Espiritu Santo

Ariel Espiritu Santo is the Strategic Planning and Administration Manager for Oakland’s Department of Transportation where she oversees the department’s budget, capital improvement program, human resources and organizational development. Previously, Ariel worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency as the manager of Capital Financial Planning and Analysis. In addition to her city government experience, […]

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Julianne Sabula

Julianne Sabula is Transit Program Manager for the Salt Lake City Transportation Division. She has over 15 years of experience in transportation, financial, land use and environmental planning and holds degrees in Urban Planning and Cultural Anthropology. Her current work is focused on implementing the City’s recently adopted Transit Master Plan.

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Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez is a transportation planner from Los Angeles whose background is rooted in developing community-based bike programs in Southern California. His current work with the Vision Zero program at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation focuses on delivering corridor safety improvement projects at the intersection of community need and innovative design. In addition to street safety […]

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Karina Macias

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Karina Macias is a transportation planner with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. She uses data-driven analysis methods and research to effectuate strategic transportation planning initiatives and develop sustainable transportation policies in the City.  She built and tested the Department’s first project scoring model to help support decisions around […]

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Michael Affeldt

Michael Affeldt is the Director of the LARiverWorks team in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of City Services. LARiverWorks leads project coordination, policy development, and engagement, for the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan and LA River-related efforts. Michael has played a significant role in the development and adoption of the federal Los Angeles River Ecosystem […]

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Amalia M. Merino

Amalia M. Merino is a Policy Analyst and Planning Assistant on the LARiverWorks team. She is lead for the Los Angeles River Cooperation Committee and select planning issues, parks and other LA River Revitalization Master Plan projects, the arts, public engagement, homelessness, and partnerships. She holds a BA in Economics from Smith College and a […]

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Serving as Councilmember Mike Bonin’s LAX Liaison, Geoff works closely with the airport and other city agencies on infrastructure-related projects related to LAX’ multi-billion dollar renovations and future connections to public transportation. Geoff has been serving in this capacity since spring of 2017. Prior to his role at the airport, Geoff served as Interim Transportation […]

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Margot Ocañas

As the City of Los Angeles’ first Pedestrian Coordinator, Margot led the development of the City’s first public placemaking program, People St.  She now manages the City’s Safe Routes to School in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest district in the nation.  She oversees the design of school neighborhood street […]

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George Chen is a Senior Transportation Engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. He specializes in transportation management system design and development. He is leading a team of engineers to develop and implement advanced transportation technologies including adaptive traffic control, data collection and processing, connected transit vehicles, remote sensing, and advanced transportation controller and […]

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Francie Stefan

Francie Stefan is the Acting Chief Mobility Officer/Assistant Director of Planning & Community Development for the City of Santa Monica. She leads the City’s Mobility Strategic Goal and integrated mobility work on complete streets, programs and performance monitoring. She has been with the City for almost 10 years, during which time she has worked on […]

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Jason Kligier

Jason Kligier is a principal transportation planner with the City of Santa Monica working for the past decade to improve multi-modal options in his hometown. From parking policy, to grant writing, to bike infrastructure planning, he’s been fortunate to work in varied aspects of the field. He was the project manager for the Michigan Avenue […]

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Carlos Morales

Carlos Morales is a Senior Transportation Planner with the City of Santa Monica and has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning with a specialization in Transportation Planning from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts in International and Environmental Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  His career started as an AmeriCorps volunteer for a […]

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Kyle Kozar

Kyle Kozar is a Senior Transportation Planner/Bike Program Coordinator for the City of Santa Monica. He currently oversees the successful implementation, expansion, and operation of the Bike Share program, and manages other bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects and programs throughout the city, including the new Shared Mobility Pilot Program. Before moving to Santa Monica he […]

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Linda Cogswell

Linda Cogswell is an Associate Planner with the City of Santa Monica’s Planning and Community Development Department. Linda is responsible for managing capital projects, programs, and studies that support the City’s Strategic Goal to create a new model of mobility. Linda holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from […]

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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is a Transportation Planner with the City of Santa Monica. He works on various mobility initiatives including the City’s Vision Zero effort. Previously he lived on the East Coast, working at the NYC DOT as a project manager for road safety improvement projects.

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Jack Moreau

Jack Moreau is a Transportation Management Specialist with the City of Santa Monica. He works on a variety of projects including implementation of the city’s transportation demand management ordinance, coordination of annual open streets event COAST, and civic tech initiatives aiming to produce a more transparent and efficient government. He graduated from Occidental College with […]

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Kate White

In September 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Kate White as Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination. Prior to joining the Agency, Kate spent two decades in the sustainable development field, including as Initiative Officer at The San Francisco Foundation’s Great Communities Collaborative, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute Bay Area District, founding […]

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Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher is the Principal Transportation Engineer of the District Operations Bureau, at the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation; where he was worked for the last 33 years.  From 1985 to 1999, he was actively involved in the development and operation of the City’s Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) System.  In addition […]

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Jennifer DeMelo

Jen De Melo is the Director of Programs and Operations at KaBOOM! and has been committed to prioritizing play and serving the kids who need it most since 2005. KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. Jen has worked on […]

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Brian Lee
Nader Asmar, PE

Nader Asmar is a registered Traffic Engineer in the State of California and is a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.  He has been involved in many of the Department’s initiatives, including the buildout of the City’s computerized traffic signal control system (ATSAC), Planning and Development Review, the Speed Hump Program, Project […]

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Hannah Levien

Hannah is the council member’s liaison for the Mar Vista and West Los Angeles communities. She has worked extremely close with the community over the last 9 months to seek their input, answer their questions and provide recommendations to the council’s transportation team and the council member. She previously worked for US Senator Dianne Feinstein […]

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Lois Arkin

Lois Arkin is the founder (1980) of the nonprofit CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages.   In 1993, she co-founded the Los Angeles Eco-Village as a project of CRSP.  Co-author/editor of two books on sustainable cities and cooperative housing, she is the former editor for the “Ecovillage Living” column in Communities Magazine. She represents the Western U.S. […]

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Mike Blockstein

Mike Blockstein, Principal, is a visual artist and educator. He has created and led projects nationally, working with youth, community leaders and organizations to reflect on, understand and shape their physical, social and political geographies, including A Chinatown Banquet in Boston Chinatown, Market Makeovers’ work on healthy food access, and PDUB Productions in Los Angeles’ […]

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Reanne Estrada

Born in the Philippines, Reanne Estrada is a longtime Angeleno and a visual artist. She is Co-Founder & Creative Director of Public Matters, a creative studio for civic engagement. Founded in 2007, it is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based social enterprise that grows leadership capacity in our most vulnerable communities of color through collaborative creative acts […]

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Clare Kelley

Clare Kelley is a City Planning Associate in the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, working on the comprehensive update to the Downtown Los Angeles Community Plan. In addition to her current role, Clare has worked in open space and active transportation planning in Los Angeles. She is a Vice Director of Awards […]

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Jacqui Swartz

Jacqui Swartz is a transportation planner on Vision Zero and Great Streets at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.  Jacqui has over 15 years of experience leading data-driven decision making for urban planning and engineering efforts. Jacqui has worked on various projects creating conceptual design development to improve safety for people walking and bicycling, geo-spatial models […]

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Garen G. Srapyan

Garen G. Srapyan is an Associate Planner in the Long Range Planning Division within the Planning and Development Services Department for the City of West Hollywood in California. Garen handles a number of complex projects for the City, including working on changes to the City’s zoning ordinance, developing, managing and administering the City’s parklet and […]

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Tara Worden

Tara Worden is an Assistant Planner in the Long Range Planning Division within the Planning and Development Services Department for the City of West Hollywood in California. Tara works on a range of projects including emerging mobility regulations, land use solutions to address affordable housing, and managing community outreach events. Tara currently serves as Awards […]

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Bhuvan is a Transportation Engineer for the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation (LADOT).  He leads the Hollywood-Wilshire District Office, which is the group in charge of the local, day-to-day traffic operations for the Mid-City, Koreatown, Hollywood, and Hollywood Hills region of the City.  Bhuvan spent 10 years in the LADOT’s Automated Traffic Surveillance & Control Center (ATSAC), specializing in Traffic Signal Timing and Advanced Transportation Management […]

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David Somers

David Somers is a transportation planner with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in the Transportation Planning and Policy Section. As a part of this work, David is leading efforts to adopt sustainable transportation metrics that informs how the City reviews land use and transportation projects that incentivize reliance on transit and […]

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Paul Storer

Paul Storer is the manager of the City of Vancouver’s Transportation Design Branch  He and his staff are responsible for transportation infrastructure improvements in the City of Vancouver, including functional design, public engagement, and implementation support. Paul is a professional engineer with 13 years of experience at the City of Vancouver including street design, bike […]

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Tony Bruzzone

Anthony Bruzzone is an Associate Principal in Arup’s San Francisco office, and is a transportation planner. His 38 years of experience includes transit service and operations planning, capital projects and airport experience. Tony’s most recently managed the $1.7 million study to reassess the feasibility and benefit of connecting Boston’s separate north and south commuter rail […]

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Daniel Freeman

Mr. DANIEL FREEMAN (M.Sc, MCIP RPP) is the Manager of Rapid Bus Projects in TransLink’s Planning & Policy Division.  He oversees Metro Vancouver’s new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program, as well as efforts to improve the speed & reliability of bus service across the region.  As part of that work he is leading a team […]

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Kirsten Watson

Kirsten Watson is the Chief Customer Officer and acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Toronto Transit Commission. Kirsten and her team ensure the customer is the focus of TTC strategy and planning. Her team consists of Customer Development, Service Planning, Customer Service and the Farecard project. The group lead the development of the new […]

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Katie Roth

Katie Roth is passionate about the role faster, better bus service can play in building a more livable Twin Cities region. She manages Metro Transit’s arterial bus rapid transit program, leading a planning and engineering team responsible for the implementation of the agency’s 12-line arterial BRT program. Katie is active in WTS and was named […]

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Josh Naramore

Josh Naramore became the Mobile GR Director for the City of Grand Rapids in February 2016. This role assists the City’s economic development and quality of life goals by increasing the number of people who take transit, walk, bike, or commute/travel in a way other than driving alone. The Mobile GR Department manages the City’s […]

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Tilly Chang

Tilly Chang serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. As the Congestion Management Agency and transportation sales tax administrator for San Francisco, the SFCTA collaborates with public agencies, community groups and the private sector to improve San Francisco’s local and regional system.  Ms. Chang has 25 years of experience, including 15 […]

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts is a co-director for Climate, focusing on transportation and land use—two critical levers for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Her portfolio aims to modernize transit systems and to help Massachusetts communities transform themselves into more walkable, connected places where all residents have attractive alternatives to driving and spend far less time and money […]

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Jon Hamblen

Jon Hamblen is the Parking Manager for the City of Pasadena, and he has been with the City since 2015.  Jon has over 15 years of experience in the parking industry in California, and he now works closely with stakeholders in Pasadena to implement parking solutions that help businesses and community members.  He is currently […]

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Simon Pouliot

Simon Pouliot has a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) and graduated with a master’s degree in urban design from Université de Montreal (UdeM). Since the beginning of his career, M. Pouliot has accumulated diversified work experience in urban design ranging from community projects to public service as well […]

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Marissa Monroy

With more than 15 years of media relations, government coordination and journalism experience, Marissa currently leads communication efforts for the City of Austin’s Transportation Department. In this role, she leads a team in creating and implementing communication plans for high-profile initiatives including Vision Zero, shared active transportation, smart mobility and multi-million mobility bond efforts. Marissa […]

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Stephanie Lotshaw

Stephanie has diverse experience in the transportation sector, primarily working to assist cities around the world in implementing transit systems that act as the lever for improved urban livability and economic opportunity. At TransitCenter, Stephanie oversees projects relating to transit agency leadership and governance. This includes the transit agency board member workshops, subject-specific staff workshops, […]

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Jacqueline Torres

Jacqueline Torres joined Arup in 2017 as a Senior Transportation Planner. She brings a wide range of transportation and transit planning experience having collaborated on numerous projects including bicycle, pedestrian, and safe routes to school plans as well as multimodal transit operational planning, station area access and first and last mile planning. Prior to joining […]

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Naja Killebrew

Naja brings with her more than two decades of advertising, marketing, and PR experience; including her time at WTXF Fox Philadelphia and Clear Channel Radio Philadelphia. While at Clear Channel, she won a FastStart scholarship from the Radio Advertising Bureau in Dallas, Texas and earned her Radio Marketing Professional Certification in 2003. Naja provides a […]

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James Pertulla

James Perttula was appointed Director of Transit and Transportation Planning for the City of Toronto in September 2016.  Prior to shifting to planning transit for the City of Toronto in December 2014, James spent most of his career exploring transportation, economic and municipal policy issues with the Ontario provincial government.  His experience in transportation covers […]

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Liza Farr

Liza has spent the last two years leading the effort to bring bike share to St. Louis, including convening a working group of stakeholders, engaging the community, and writing the dockless bike share permit regulations with robust social equity requirements. The permit has brought three different companies to St. Louis and over 300,000 rides from […]

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Julia Salinas

Julia Salinas is a Transportation Planning Manager at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Metro holds a role unique to agencies like it in the United States. It finances, plans, builds, and operates all modes of surface transportation in a county of almost 10 million people. Julia is a native of Los Angeles but […]

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Alison Cohen

Alison Cohen, President and CEO of Bicycle Transit Systems, has arguably the broadest and deepest background in bike share in the US and globally. Since 2007, she has had deep experience in this evolving business, from hands-on operation and implementation of seven bike share systems to contracting, business modeling, sponsorship acquisition, planning and feasibility assessments and […]

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Theresa Dau-Ngo, AICP

Theresa has over 20 years of experience in transportation and environmental planning, traffic management, and implementation of major infrastructure projects. She currently serves as Transportation Development Manager at the Port of Long Beach, which is one of the world’s busiest seaports and a major gateway for trade between the United States and Asia. Her responsibilities […]

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Paul Van Dyk

Paul Van Dyk is a Traffic Engineering Associate at Long Beach Public Works. He has managed the city’s bicycle counting program, collision analysis, and helped develop the city’s Bicycle Master Plan. Paul has designed nearly twenty miles of bikeways during his 6 years with the city; since those designs began construction, citywide bicycle collisions have […]

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Tony Cruz

Tony Cruz is a former professional cyclist and U.S. Olympian. He has served as the Bicycle Ambassador for the City of Long Beach since 2009, helping to encourage and promote safe biking throughout the community. He has hosted multiple youth bike camps and school bicycle rodeos. Since the spring of 2017, Tony has worked full […]

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Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston is an Administrative Analyst in the Department of Public Works, overseeing a variety of Tidelands and livability projects. He is a graduate of the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California with a Masters of Public Administration. Born and raised in San Diego, Michael established his roots in […]

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Katie Miller

Katie Miller is the Principal-in-Charge of Left Lane Advisors and offers executive business and leadership coaching to public agencies, private organizations at all levels, and institutions. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, an MBA, and is certified in several coaching assessment tools. She is trained in the Co-Active Coaching ModelTM and uses this model as the basis […]

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Jonah Chiarenza

Jonah Chiarenza is a Community Planner at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jonah works in both the Program Development & Capacity Building and the Transportation Planning Divisions. In this role, Jonah works with a range of Federal agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Forest Service, National Parks Service, […]

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Margo Dawes

Margo Dawes is a community planner in the Energy Analysis and Sustainability Division at the Volpe Center. She holds a master in city planning from MIT and a BS in civil engineering and planning from MIT. Dawes works primarily with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Maritime Administration, and […]

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Mike Myers

With more than 28 years of experience, Mike Myers has earned a reputation as a progressive industry-leading fire chief with an innovative approach to the complex safety and wellness issues facing communities. Chief Myers currently runs Portland Fire & Rescue, the largest fire and rescue department in Oregon. He was hired in June 2016 with […]

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John Levin

John Levin is Director of Strategic Initiatives for Metro Transit in Minneapolis-St. Paul. In this role, Mr. Levin oversees performance measurement, data analytics and research activities, and coordination of shared mobility initiatives.  He has been with Metro Transit for 20 years working on long range system planning, route planning, service analysis, scheduling, and data collection for […]

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Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin

Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, M.U.R.P., is the Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in October of 2011. He leads the activities of the divisions of Environmental Services, Long-Range Planning, and Multimodal Transportation Resources. He currently serves as vice chair of the AASHTO Council on Active Transportation, first convened in the […]

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Russ Martin

Russ Martin is Director of Government Relations for the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. He represents the state highway safety offices before federal agencies and Congress to assist states as they work to address highway safety issues.  Mr. Martin also works closely with partner organizations to improve road safety and promote GHSA objectives. Prior to joining […]

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Waffiyyah Murray

Waffiyyah is a Philadelphia native with a love for walking and biking. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University, and over fourteen years of experience working with different Philadelphia-based non-profit and community organizations. As Education Program Manager for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, she worked with the City to support its […]

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For nearly 20 years, Bruce D. McGagin has been representing the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Mr. McGagin is senior trial counsel and Chair of Caltrans’ Statewide Appellate Committee and has represented Caltrans in numerous tort cases in California trial and appellate courts. One of his roles has been advising Caltrans on design flexibility and […]

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Inbar Kishoni

Inbar Kishoni is an urban planner with a passion for opening up the planning process in a way that is meaningful to citizens and useful to decision makers. As Deputy Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), she manages the […]

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Katie Caskey

Katie Caskey is the Policy Planning Director at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Recently, she was Project Manager for the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan update, Minnesota’s highest-level transportation plan. After experiencing one too many poorly-attended open houses, she became particularly interested in developing visual, interactive, data-driven – yet responsive – approaches to public engagement, with […]

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Adams Carroll

Adams Carroll is passionate about expanding access to healthy, sustainable, and affordable transportation. He brings a professional background in bicycle and pedestrian planning and advocacy to Pittsburgh Bike Share, having previously worked as Active Mobility Planner for the city of Nashville and Program Manager for Walk/Bike Nashville. Adams works with the operations team to ensure […]

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David White

The Healthy Ride system is operated by Pittsburgh Bike Share. David White was hired as the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Bike Share in February, 2015. David White is a lifelong student of municipal decision making. David started his government work in Pittsburgh in 2008 at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Housing department then moved on to […]

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James Davies

While in law school at University of Florida, I fell in love with bicycles. I’d used a bicycle as one of my primary modes of transportation (along with the bus and walking) for most of my time in Madison, both during my undergrad and thereafter, but I hadn’t fully appreciated the art, the independence, the […]

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Jeanne E. Scherer

JEANNE E. SCHERER is the Chief Counsel of the Caltrans Legal Division and has an extensive background in risk management and litigation defense.  She began her legal career in the private sector, representing a variety of national and international corporate clients and public entities in general liability and contract litigation.  Jeanne joined the Caltrans Legal […]

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Brendan Conway

Brendan Conway is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Under Brendan’s leadership, MCTS has modernized and greatly improved its marketing efforts, public relations outreach, customer service and social media. Brendan strongly believes in working with and creating partnerships with other governmental and non-profit agencies. Brendan […]

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Danielle J. Harris

With ten years of urban planning experience, Danielle J. Harris has honed her technical expertise in multi-modal street design, transportation demand management and community engagement to help shape the future of transportation in San Francisco. With its close proximity to Silicon Valley and headquarters for major companies Uber and Lyft, San Francisco has become the […]

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Faye Dastgheib

Faye Dastgheib is a senior policy analyst at the District Department of Transportation. In her role at DDOT’s Policy Office, she conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis across a range of transportation topics, including shared mobility, parking and transit. She develops multi-modal policies that govern public space use while considering impacts on city-wide transportation systems. During her role as […]

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Evian Patterson

Evian Patterson, MPA, is Associate Director of the Parking and Ground Transportation Division at the District Department of Transportation. As Associate Director, he leads parking and curbside management, focusing on implementing data-driven parking solutions and providing accessible public information with technological innovation. He also serves as an Operations Administration leader for activities related to large […]

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Patrick Powell

Patrick Powell is the Director of Operations and Preparedness for the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, where his work focuses on enhancing the cleanliness, well-maintained appearance, and safety and security of the Golden Triangle, D.C. neighborhood.  In this role, he manages the Golden Triangle Ambassadors, a large complex public realm cleaning/maintenance program, that serves as […]

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Clarence Eckerson

Clarence is frequently referred to as “the hardest working man in transportation show biz” for his dedication to making difficult, wonky concepts more accessible and entertaining to the general public. He’s been documenting advocacy transportation for over 15 years.

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel was sworn in to a second term as the 55th mayor of the City of Chicago on May 18th, 2015. During his first term, Mayor Emanuel launched Building a New Chicago, an $8 billion coordinated infrastructure plan to revitalize the city’s roads, rails, and runways. The plan has already led to the creation […]

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Dan Hourigan

Dan Hourigan brings 18 years of diverse urban planning and project management experience in leading Midtown Alliance’s transportation & sustainability initiatives.  Dan is currently responsible for developing and implementing projects and programs that make Midtown highly accessible and “green.”  Within this role, he led the planning efforts that created Midtown Atlanta’s first comprehensive transportation plan […]

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Kristen Jeffers

Kristen Jeffers was born in Greensboro, NC to two parents who instilled in her the love of learning, the love of telling stories, the love of helping others and the love of her home state and all the elements that make up its environment. In 2010, after an early career in the nonprofit and professional services […]

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Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman is an urban anthropologist whose work focuses on analyzing urban spaces to enhance the lives of people. The founder of THINK.urban, a research consultancy firm based in Philadelphia, she has worked with organizations including Copenhagenize, Project for Public Spaces, and City ID to bring humanist philosophy into city planning and design. Her work incorporates […]

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Diego Alejandro Parra Gonzalez

Diego Parra is 28 years old. He graduated as a civil engineer from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted research on urban and regional sustainability at the “SUR lab” with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Diego loves Bogotá as much as his family and he is passionate […]

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Ronnie Matthew Harris

Based in Chicago, Ronnie is an experience speaker, counselor, and social entrepreneur.  He has an uncanny knack for connecting people, places and things.   As an experienced urban mission strategist, he’s devoted his life to seeing people flourish within the context of global cities, advocating for equitable access to a quality life.  He’s the founding member […]

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Chris Wheat

Chris Wheat serves as Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chris coordinates policies and projects across City Agencies to advance the Mayor’s sustainability agenda. His work has included expansion of the Retrofit Chicago Partnership, the passage of Chicago’s Disposable Bag Tax, and efforts to improve the […]

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Chris Pangilinan

Chris Pangilinan is the program director for technology and rider engagement at TransitCenter, a foundation dedicated to improving urban mobility. Chris’s work focuses on reforming transit agencies practices around data, performance metrics, and bus dispatching to improve service for their riders. He is also an advocate for improved access for people with disabilities to the […]

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Kevin Thompson

Kevin is the director of Transportation for America. He joined T4America in October 2017. He previously served in the Obama administration as the deputy director of communications at the U.S. Department of the Interior and earlier as Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs and Communications at the Federal Railroad Administration, an operating mode of the U.S. Department […]

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Amanda O’Rourke

Amanda is Executive Director of 8 80 Cities, a not for profit organization based in Toronto Canada. The organization was created based on the simple but powerful concept that if cities are planned, built, and managed thinking of the needs of children and older adults then they will be great for all people. Amanda was […]

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Natalie Draisin

Natalie Draisin is the Director of the North American Office and the United Nations Representative for the FIA Foundation. She manages the Foundation’s grants in North America to achieve safe and sustainable mobility worldwide. At the UN, advocated for the inclusion of road safety in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and secured language prioritizing a […]

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Cecilia Vaca Jones

Cecilia has over 15 years of experience managing social development policies and programmes. She holds a masters degree in Social Policies for Sustainable Development from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University in Ecuador. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Coordinating Minister of Social Development […]

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Dian Nostikasari

Dian Nostikasari is with the Development, Transportation and Placemaking team at the Kinder Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington with an emphasis on transportation equity, health, environmental justice and community development. Her interests include utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to make stronger connections between the […]

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Harry Osterman

Harry Osterman has been Alderman of the 48th Ward since May 2011. He is a progressive, independent voice committed to serving his community. Harry was born in Chicago and grew up in Edgewater.  A lifelong resident of the 48th Ward, he and his wife, Peggy, are committed to raising their three children in this diverse […]

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David Smith has been managing transportation projects in Chicago focusing on implementing an efficient and comfortable network for people walking and biking since 2011. As a Senior Planner with CDOT, he currently manages the department’s Safety Zone program incorporating design improvements and automated enforcement around parks and schools throughout the City. Previously, David spent six years in CDOT’s bicycle […]

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Julissa Ferreras-Copeland

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland was elected to the New York City Council in 2009, as the representative for District 21. She is the first woman, first person of color and the youngest to chair the Council’s influential Committee on Finance, which oversees the City’s $82 billion budget process as well as the Department of Finance, Comptroller’s Office, […]

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Jacky Grimshaw

Jacky joined CNT in 1992, and has since developed its capacity to engage in public policy advocacy and transportation planning, transportation research, environmental justice, public participation tool development, GIS mapping, community economic development and air quality. Jacky advocated for and provided expertise to increase transit in the Chicago region. She created and led CNT’s transportation […]

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Andrew Walter

Andrew is an assistant director with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Mobility Planning where he is currently focused on updating the City’s comprehensive transportation plan. He has previous experience managing the design and construction of roadway, park, and streetscape projects, and spent over a decade building and implementing Atlanta’s green stormwater infrastructure program.  Andrew […]

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Stacey Gillett

Stacey Gillett leads research and development of new Government Innovation initiatives at Bloomberg Philanthropies.  In this role, she has launched multiple programs which include What Works Cities, supporting US cities to better use data and evidence; the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, growing the leadership and management capacity of mayors and city leaders; and the […]

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George Branyan has served as the Pedestrian Program Coordinator at the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) since 2005. Before joining DDOT, Mr. Branyan served for 5 years as the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and School Zone Safety Coordinator for the Maryland Highway Safety Office. Mr. Branyan works on a variety of engineering, education, enforcement and […]

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Eric Asboe

Eric Asboe is the Public Engagement and Policy Coordinator for the Chattanooga Department of Transportation. An avid active transportation user and advocate, he works to expand access to and participation in the planning, design, and use of all modes of transportation.

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Nicholas Oyler

Passionate about cities in general and his hometown of Memphis in particular, Nicholas left home for a number of years in search of lessons on the topic of great cities. This pursuit of knowledge and experience rewarded him with a Master of Urban Planning degree as well as four years of life and employment in […]

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Wendy Cawley

Wendy Cawley, P.E. has worked for the City of Portland, Oregon since 1997.  For the past 10 years she has been the Traffic Safety Engineer for the City’s High Crash Corridor/Vision Zero Program. Wendy works in the Traffic Design Section on a variety of projects ranging from small scale pedestrian safety projects to multi-modal corridor projects. […]

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Kendra Freeman

Kendra joined the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) in 2016 and assists with project management, research and policy development for MPC’s work in housing and community development. Her work includes engaging external partners in new and ongoing projects, including the Cost of Segregation and community-based planning efforts for transit-oriented development through the Corridor Development Initiative. Prior to MPC, Kendra […]

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Jacob T. Floyd

Jacob is a Planning Coordinator in the City of San Antonio’s Planning Department. In his 9 years of experience in planning Jacob has worked in almost every aspect of city planning; from land use and comprehensive planning to annexation and urban design. His current projects include the Downtown Regional Center Plan and the SA Corridors […]

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Stacy Cook

Stacy Cook, AICP is a Senior Associate for Cambridge Systematics. She supports agencies in navigating change, such as adapting to new technologies, and managing growth, land use, and transportation investments to create vibrant, walkable communities and improve regional mobility. Ms. Cook is supporting the development of the Virginia Automated Vehicle 20XX Strategic Plan and is […]

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Patrick Skoglund oversees consulting, design, development and deployment at SADA Systems, Inc. for Google. His focus on user-experience enables clients to understand Google’s Enterprise ecosystem and how it can be leveraged to improve their businesses. Patrick has been at SADA for over 5 years and has worked with the company to grow more than 10x.

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David Rawsthorne

For 30 years, David Rawsthorne has designed transportation infrastructure ranging from freeway interchanges to local street traffic calming. Since 2001, his work at the City of Vancouver in British Columbia has focused on improving the city’s quality of life by expanding its walking and cycling infrastructure. In recent years, he has planned and designed many […]

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Kathleen Mayell

Kathleen is a Transportation Planning Manager in the City of Minneapolis’ Public Works Department. She oversees transportation planning initiatives, short- and long-range transportation plans and studies, and the City’s role in regional transit projects. Originally from Minneapolis, Kathleen spent over a decade on the east coast working as a municipal transportation planner for Somerville, Massachusetts, […]

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Doug Farr

Doug is the president of Farr Associates, a Chicago-based firm of optimistic architects and urban designers who plan and design lovable, aspirational buildings and places. The firm was named 2012 Chicago Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects. Under his leadership, Farr Associates has designed and certified a total of seven LEED […]

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Billy Hwang

Billy Hwang is a Principal Consultant with the Advisory Services group of WSP based in Los Angeles, California. In this capacity, he provides a variety of services, including technical grant writing for state and federal programs, financial and strategic planning, organizational and business process analysis of project and service delivery, and management support for large-scale […]

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Christophe Najdovski

Christophe Najdovski was appointed by Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, as deputy mayor of transportation and public space in 2014.

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Jonathan D. Rogers

Jonathan Rogers is a transportation planner with the District Department of Transportation where he focuses on NEPA studies, development review, neighborhood planning, and public space design. Prior to his five years at DDOT, Jonathan worked for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) on the regional transportation plan and transportation demand management. Jonathan has a […]

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Peter Norton

Peter Norton is a historian who writes about people, cities, and cars—particularly about how cars took over city streets.  He is associate professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia.  He is the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press).  His article […]

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Erin L. Aleman

Erin Aleman is the Director of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Office of Planning and Programming (OPP). Under her guidance, the office develops plans and programs aimed at improving the state’s transportation system. 

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Phillip A. Washington

Phillip A. Washington was unanimously selected CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) by the LA Metro Board of Directors on March 12, 2015.

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Chris Bruntlett

Chris Bruntlett is an Architectural Designer who has always used the humble bicycle to get around.

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Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia is a Principal of Street Plans Collaborative, and leads the firm’s Miami office. Anthony is a nationally recognized architect, writer, speaker and advocate in the in the field of transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure As a writer and advocate, Tony’s work has appeared in or been featured by numerous publications. Tony is a coauthor of the globally […]

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Julian Guevara

Julian Guevara is the Municipal Manager of Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works. He is currently acting as a liaison between various municipalities, regional agencies and the County to seek support and prompt implementation of strategic programs, including Complete Streets.  He joined the County after a few years of work in transportation planning for […]

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Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung, PhD, is a transportation research analyst at the National Transportation Safety Board. At the NTSB, he co-managed many transportation safety studies, with topics ranging from speeding, single-unit truck, curbside bus operation, and integrity management of gas transmission pipelines. Before joining the NTSB, he was a research scientist with the Insurance Institute for Highway […]

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Jennifer currently leads the bus side of the strategic planning at CTA, which includes long term bus projects like BRT, some land use planning coordination, some customer survey and market research, and lots of interagency coordination.  This year, Jennifer is also serving as a Visiting Transit Professional at Oakland’s new Department of Transportation, bringing the […]

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Matt Nichols

Matt Nichols was selected by Mayor Libby Schaaf to serves as the Oakland Mayor’s Office’s first-ever Policy Director for Infrastructure & Transportation. For two decades, Matt has been a leader in sustainable transportation policies and projects implementation in the Bay Area and has a proven track record in major fundraising, Safe Routes to Schools, transit […]

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Dave Kemp

DK has been putting people on bikes since 1997. Following an illustrative career as a bike shop salesman, DK moved on to conceptualize and implement the Tour de Fat event series with New Belgium Brewing from 2000-2004.  From 2006-2012, DK served as the Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Fort Collins and helped move the […]

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Ernest Chrappah

Ernest Chrappah is an experienced government executive as well as a successful entrepreneur with a reputation for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. Chrappah was appointed by Washington, DC, Mayor Bowser and confirmed by the City Council in November 2016 to lead the newly established Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) with a mission to ensure […]

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Carlos Cruz-Casas

Carlos Cruz-Casas, P.E. is the Assistant Director of Strategic Planning for Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works. His primary focus is to introduce mobility innovation and plan for a fully integrated transportation system. His career includes both public and private sector experience ranging from conceptual design to implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and traffic […]

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Allison Bullock

Allison Bullock is a Senior Project Manager with the Transit Development Group at the New York City Department of Transportation. In her role, she leads the planning, design, and implementation of street improvement projects to develop better public transportation options and improve safety throughout the city. Allison works closely with colleagues at the MTA to […]

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Gregory Rodriguez

Gregory Rodriguez is with Best Best & Krieger’s Washington, D.C. office. Greg uses his unique experience working on Capitol Hill and as in-house counsel for a transportation planning agency to provide legal and regulatory guidance concerning federal grant and contracting requirements, and monitors, counsels and advocates for clients on federal legislation, rulemakings and funding opportunities […]

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Jennifer Cohen

Jennifer Cohen is the Director of Government Affairs for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).  As a member of the department’s executive team she is LADOT’s primary liaison to the City Council and other government entities and leads the department’s strategy and analysis on all local, state and federal legislative issues. In this capacity […]

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Tom Kotarac

Tom Kotarac joined the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in 2015 as deputy executive director of policy and programming.   At CMAP, he directs overall agency strategy and setting of research agendas for CMAP’s policy focus areas, including transportation, land use, economic development, housing, tax policy, and governance.  Tom also provides oversight on the annual […]

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Cara Seiderman

Cara Seiderman is Transportation Program Manager for the City of Cambridge, overseeing the City’s bike share program (Hubway) and managing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Program. Ms. Seiderman has worked in an advisory capacity for several state and national design and technical guides, and frequently gives presentations and workshops on pedestrian and bicycle facility planning, […]

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Justin Feek

Justin Feek is a Principal Planner in the Street Transportation Department for the City of Phoenix, Arizona.  His educational background includes a degree in Regional Development from the University of Arizona that compliments private sector work experience in environmental consulting in California, community, land use, and transportation planning for the County of Santa Barbara, California, […]

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Elyse Parker

Elyse Parker is the Director of Policy and Innovation, Transportation Services at the City of Toronto. She has degrees in Landscape Architecture (University of Toronto), American Studies (Heritage Preservation (Boston University) and Landscape Architecture in Urban Design (Harvard University).     She received a 2008 Ontario Association of Landscape Architects award for Public Practice and a 2012 […]

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Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Oakland Department of Transportation. At OakDOT, Sarah leads a team that plans and implements transit and active transportation projects. Previous to her role at OakDOT, Sarah worked as a transportation planner at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and as a bicycle and pedestrian planner at […]

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Lily Gordon-Koven

Lily Gordon-Koven has been a Project Manager in Transportation Planning & Management at NYC DOT since 2015. In this role, Lily researches, designs and oversees the implementation of Vision Zero Street Improvement Projects. Before joining NYC DOT, she worked at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and at the National Complete Street Coalition. […]

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Candida Lorenzana

Candida Lorenzana is the Transit Service and Strategy Manager at the Seattle Department of Transportation. In her role, she oversees the city’s investment in transit service, regional policy issues, and relations with King County Metro Transit, Seattle’s transit provider.  She has over ten years of transit experience in a variety of roles, including major project […]

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Lisa Nuszkowski

Lisa Nuszkowski is an advocate for and leader in transportation and mobility in Detroit. She is the founder and executive director of MoGo Detroit Bike Share, the city’s public bike share system, with 430 bikes at 430 stations located in 10 Detroit neighbourhoods. Lisa also oversees Open Streets Detroit, an annual program that temporarily closes […]

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Sean Wiedel

Sean Wiedel, AICP, is an Assistant Commissioner with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) where he manages the Citywide Services Section. Most recently, Sean oversaw the successful expansion of the Divvy bike share program from 475 to over 560 stations. Sean manages all aspects of Divvy including marketing, siting, outreach and budget control in partnership […]

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William Johnson

William M. Johnson was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer and City of Atlanta Public Works Commissioner by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2016. Prior to these appointments, Johnson served as the Director of Baltimore City Department of Transportation, where he had a pivotal leadership role in providing construction, reconstruction and repair for thousands of miles of […]

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Ben Rosenblatt

Ben Rosenblatt, AICP, CFA, is a Senior Planner in Sam Schwartz’s City Strategies practice area in New York. Ben brings a unique, multi-disciplinary perspective to the group. For 7 years, he served as a business valuation consultant and strategist, where he identified structural challenges, quantified risks, and developed tactical recommendations for private companies in a […]

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Jonathan M. Rogers

Jonathan M. Rogers is a Policy Analyst at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). In DDOT’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Division, Jonathan leads multi-agency coordination for Vision Zero, and formulates policies and regulatory proposals that pertain to the development of transportation systems for the District of Columbia, with particular emphasis on a safe, multi-modal comprehensive approach. In the […]

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Ryan Lanyon

Ryan Lanyon has been working in urban transportation for 20 years, in the areas of policy development, demand management, operations and administration. He is the Chair of the Automated Vehicles Interdivisional Working Group for the City of Toronto. He also serves as the Manager of the City’s street furniture program, a $900 million public-private partnership […]

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Lilly O’Brien-Kovari

Lilly O’Brien is Deputy of Communications and External Affairs for the LA Vision Zero team. She manages the program’s legislative and media focused scope. O’Brien also just concluded project managing the LADOT Strategic Plan update, released in early October. O’Brien served in the Mayor’s Office since June 2014 as a program manager for the Great […]

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Nichole Altmix

Nichole Altmix is the New York City Department of Transportation’s Executive Director of Planning for the Pedestrian Ramp Program, a new unit dedicated to evaluating, planning, designing and constructing compliant pedestrian ramps citywide. Prior to building this new team, Nichole managed the activities of the teams responsible for safety improvement projects, strategic planning, traffic engineering, curb management […]

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Kyle Rowe

Kyle Rowe works as a Strategic Advisor in the Transit & Mobility division within the Seattle Department of Transportation. Kyle’s career at SDOT began with long-range modal planning and then transitioned into bikeway and complete street design. For the last year Kyle has managed SDOT’s bike share program; including managing and decommissioning the Pronto system, […]

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Juan A. Martinez

Juan Martinez is the Department of Transportation’s Director of Traffic Operations Policy and has led policy for several of the agency’s Vision Zero efforts, including the rollout of New York City’s speed camera program and expansion of pedestrian right of way within the crosswalk.  Previously, Juan was General Counsel & Legislative Director at Transportation Alternatives, the nation’s leading walking […]

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Benjamin T. Limmer

Benjamin Limmer, AICP, joined the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as Assistant General Manager, Planning in 2016. In addition to his role as key advisor to the Authority’s GM/CEO on transit planning and development matters, Limmer’s responsibilities include coordinating all transit and service planning throughout the MARTA service area. He also manages MARTA’s strategic […]

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Faye Q. DiMassimo

Faye DiMassimo has 36 years of experience in transportation planning, project development and program delivery. She holds B.S., MPA and MCP degrees from Auburn University, is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary and the American Institute for Certified Planners (AICP). Including her current position as the Renew Atlanta bond and TSPLOST programs […]

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Kyle Wagenschutz

Kyle Wagenschutz is the Director of Local Innovation at PeopleForBikes, a national non-profit working to get more people on bikes in the U.S. Kyle is leading a new three-year initiative called The Big Jump Project to expedite the planning and development of comfortable bicycling networks with a goal of doubling or tripling bicycle rates in […]

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Irene Quintáns

Irene Quintáns worked in the Barcelona City Council (2008-11), and in the SEHAB – Municipal Housing Secretariat in São Paulo (2011-13), specially focused on the Slum Upgrading Program awarded by the UN (Scroll of Honor 2012). While in the SEHAB, she created and developed a Safe Routes to School project, finalist in City to City Barcelona […]

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Prof. Janez Koželj

Janez Koželj was born 18.8.1945 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Having taught the Urban design at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana, he has been the protagonist of the contextual approach to town planning. Since 1995 his interest has been shifted to the strategic issues of the contemporary urban design. Focusing his research on the contemporary city, […]

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Becky Katz

Becky Katz is the City of Atlanta’s first Chief Bicycle Officer. In this role she works across city and state departments and with the public to make Atlanta safer, easier and better by bike. Her main initiatives include overseeing the Relay Bike share system, increasing the city’s bikeway mileage through the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond/TSPLOST […]

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Benito O. Pérez

Benito O. Pérez is a Curbside Management & Operations Planner with the District Department of Transportation. In his capacity, he works on creating, accessing, analyzing, visualizing, disseminating, and working with stakeholders to leverage data for policy development, resource allocation, and operations management of the District’s curbside. Prior to DDOT, Mr. Pérez was a Transportation Planner/Engineer with […]

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Steven Higashide

Steven Higashide is Director of Research for TransitCenter, a New-York-based foundation that supports innovations in urban transportation across the country. He directs TransitCenter’s research aimed at measuring American attitudes toward public transit, and develops policy guides and workshops that help cities enact transit-supportive policy. His research has been widely cited by mainstream and industry media, including the Washington Post, Vox, and Wired. In […]

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Josh Rogers

Josh Rogers leads the non-profit NewTown Macon, where he works to attract, leverage and invest in self-sustaining transformation for downtown Macon, Georgia.  Over his career, Rogers has become an innovator in using real estate to spark and sustain revitalization in communities desperate for reinvestment.   One of Rogers’ signature abilities is to use market forces to […]

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Gustavo Pinheiro Lessa Parente

Gustavo has a degree in Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Ceará (2008). Between 2008 and 2013 he worked in Fortaleza’s Traffic Management and Traffic Lights management. Since 2014, Gustavo has been working on the Cycling Mode Management Sector of Fortaleza’s City Hall. His work mainly involves the planning, implementation and monitoring of cycling infrastructure, […]

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Beatriz Rodriguez

Beatriz Rodrigues Andrade is an Architect and Urban Designer with over four years of experience. Beatriz is working within the Public Services and Conservation Department in the Safer Mobility and Safer Streets focus area as Urban Design Coordinator. Prior to joining the initiative, Beatriz worked in Public Services and Conservation Department serving as Transportation Planner […]

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Charles Brown

Mr. Brown is a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 15 years of public and private sector experience in transportation planning, policy, and research. He is considered a national thought leader […]

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Dr. Daniel Moser

Dr. Moser specializes in the art and science of communications training for professionals in financial, business, engineering, medical, design, and other technical fields.

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Dr. Rachel Aldred

Rachel Aldred is a Reader in Transport at Westminster University. Her research includes the Near Miss Project, the Cycling Cultures project, the Modelling on the Move project, and most recently a project on adults’ views on cycling with or by children. Rachel is passionate about improving everyday cycling for all ages and abilities.

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Kim Lucas

Kim Lucas works at the District of Columbia’s Department of Transportation where she manages the city’s Capital Bikeshare and Bicycle Parking programs. With over 400 stations and approximately 3,300 bikes available system-wide, over 14-million trips have been taken by Capital Bikeshare members since its launch. Prior to joining DDOT, Kim worked in the San Francisco […]

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Mollie Pelon McArdle

Mollie is the Technology and City Transportation Program Manager at NACTO. She leads NACTO’s work on autonomous vehicle & technology policies in cities, including NACTO’s Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism and the SharedStreets data sharing project. Mollie also leads NACTO’s policy work on congestion pricing.

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Verna DuBerry Ademu-John

Verna DuBerry Ademu-John, MS, Health Initiatives Program Manager at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration has extensive experience in public and community health, most recently focusing on environmental and system change and how it relates to improving lives and health outcomes in communities of color. She has led a Coalition of over 100 member organizations for the past four […]

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Michael Poplawski joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2009, as a Senior Engineer following twelve years in the commercial semiconductor industry. His work experience includes roles spanning device engineering and reliability, circuit design, application support, and technical marketing. His current efforts are focused on supporting the Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program, primarily in […]

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Leni Schwendinger leads the Night-time Design/Global Lighting Urbanist initiative within Arup’s’ lighting discipline. With more than 20 years of experience creating environments for architectural, infrastructure and open spaces all over the world she has created illuminated environments, products and programs for public spaces. Leni’s public artwork commissions have been enjoyed by visitors and residents in […]

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Jason Neches is the founder and principal of WATT Lighting and a new resident of Seattle.  A lighting designer with experience on a variety of award-winning public and private projects, Jason (before relocating to Seattle from New York City) was the Director of L’Observatoire International as well as a professor within the Parsons School of […]

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Shefali Ranganathan

Shefali Ranganathan is the Executive Director at Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC), a Washington State based non-profit working to create more opportunities to take transit, walk or bike. TCC has led successful campaigns all across the state securing more than $25B for transit, biking and walking including the $930M Move Seattle transportation levy in 2015. Shefali […]

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John Gordon
David Woessner

David C. Woessner is an expert in topics of globalization, localization and emerging technologies and has written articles and whitepapers on mobility, connectivity and automotive technology hubs. He has over 15 years of executive leadership, strategy, business development, sales and relationship management experience. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, startups, private equity, venture capitalist, […]

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Phyllis Porter

Phyllis is an accomplished and energetic leader dedicated to advancing community relations with City Government. She has a track record of achieving exceptional results in fostering relationships with policy leaders including City councilmembers on multiple projects in SE Seattle.  As an educator and community activist, Phyllis is a seasoned advocate on transportation, ambassador for communities […]

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Benjamin Smith is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Seattle Department of Transportation, working on regional transit issues. He collaborates with King County Metro, Sound Transit and the local MPO, and coordinates several transit corridor improvement projects. He previously worked for Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit, URS and the former San Diego MTDB. He has […]

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Bill Bryant is manager of Service Development at King County Metro Transit, which is the primary provider of public transportation in Seattle, Bellevue, and numerous other jurisdictions as well as in unincorporated King County.  His responsibilities include overseeing Metro’s Market Development, Scheduling, Transit Route Facilities, Speed & Reliability, and Service Planning teams. Prior to joining […]

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Peter Soulsby

Sir Peter Soulsby was born in Bishop Auckland and educated at City of Leicester College of Education and the University of Leicester. In 1973, he became a councillor, serving on Leicester City Council and eight years later became Leader of the Council – a position he held almost continuously for the next 17 years. During this time […]

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Vi Lyles

Vi Alexander Lyles, a democrat, is an at large representative on Charlotte City Council. She was elected in 2013 and is serving her second term on council. She was chosen by her peers on December 7, 2015 to serve as mayor pro tem. Lyles worked for the City of Charlotte for almost 30 years, starting off as […]

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Don Blakeney

Don Blakeney is Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development at the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA). The DSA is a member-based non-profit 501(c)(4) organization that works to champion a vibrant urban core for Downtown Seattle through public policy advocacy, economic development and marketing. The DSA also administers Seattle’s Metropolitan Improvement District, which provides streetscape cleaning, […]

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Erin Hafkenschiel

Erin Hafkenschiel is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Sustainability. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Sustainability is responsible for assisting Mayor Megan Barry in providing the infrastructure that is foundational to the city’s economic development while also addressing externalities from rapid growth, preserving our region’s natural resources, and improving our residents’ […]

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Susanne Seitinger

Susanne Seitinger, Global Sub-segment Manager for Open Spaces in Professional Systems at Philips Lighting is responsible for leading the strategy around the impact of programmable LED lighting elements to create safe, inviting and responsive urban environments. Her combined background in architecture, urban planning and human-computer interaction is comprised of research and design projects like the […]

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Tobi Nussbaum

Tobi Nussbaum is a Councillor in the City of Ottawa representing an economically diverse ward just east of the downtown core. First elected in 2014, he moved to municipal politics after 15 years professional experience as a Canadian diplomat, lawyer and senior public servant with the Government of Canada. He has worked at the United […]

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Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty manages the Pedestrian and Neighborhood Projects Group in the Project Development Division for the Seattle Department of Transportation. He has 16 years’ experience working on active transportation in Seattle, leading high-profile projects including Safe Routes to School, Neighborhood Greenways, sidewalks, trails, and traffic calming. He has presented at on topics including Rightsizing, traffic […]

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Stephanie Wiggins

Stephanie Wiggins, Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), most recently served as Executive Director of Vendor/Contract Management for Metro. She has more than 20 years of experience working for transportation agencies. Prior to Metro, she served as Regional Programs Director for the Riverside County Transportation Commission and oversaw […]

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Rodney Stiles

Rodney is the Assistant Commissioner for Data & Technology at the Taxi & Limousine Commission, the City agency responsible for licensing and regulating taxis and other for-hire services in New York City. His team researches impacts of policies through big data analysis, liaises with technology companies who want to work in the for-hire space, and […]

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Amanda Eaken

As an advocate for sustainable urban planning, Eaken focuses on slashing transportation-related pollution. She played a key role in the formulation and implementation of California’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Act, which gives regions funding and incentives to develop emission-reducing strategies. Before joining NRDC, Eaken managed affordable-housing construction for a nonprofit developer in San Francisco. She holds […]

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Leah Shahum

Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting cities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

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Kevin Desmond

Kevin is an experienced executive with a career built in the public transportation industry. Prior to joining TransLink, Kevin was General Manager of King County Metro Transit serving the Seattle metropolitan region. At Metro, he oversaw a mix of transit modes, including buses, trains, vanpools, paratransit vans, as well as approximately 5,000 employees. In his […]

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Charles Territo
Andy Salkeld

With 25 years experience as a transport planner/engineer, Andy represents Leicester City Council on all aspects of cycling development. He established the Cycle City Action Plan supported by over 40 organisations and lead on Infrastructure, Promotions, Training and Engagement. He also directly manages the Ride Leicester Programme including an annual two week bike festival and citywide outreach […]

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Chris has been with NYC DOT since 2013, aiding in the development of Hurricane Sandy recovery projects and the city’s green infrastructure plan. Since 2015, Chris has been responsible for coordinating the agency’s 10 year, $2.2 billion streets capital plan in alignment with long-term planning efforts and strategic goals. Prior to his role at NYC […]

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Juliet Flores Wilson

Juliet Flores Wilson is a transportation planner at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she manages a variety of projects related to Vision Zero and transportation demand management. Her work is particularly focused on large vehicle safety, and she manages city efforts to research and implement safety improvements (e.g. side guards) for city owned […]

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Ms. Capers oversees program planning, external affairs and development operations at Restoration. Prior to joining Restoration full time in September 2005, she served as a consultant to Restoration leading efforts to renew funding relationships, increase board involvement and create strategic partnerships. Other past clients included the Bowery Residents’ Committee, the Development Training Institute, the New […]

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Carniesha Kwashie

Carniesha Kwashie, is the Director of the Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) at United Way of Greater Philadelphia& Southern New Jersey.  As the Director of JOIN, which is also a  member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Carniesha oversees workforce development investments and their impact in 8 counties regionally. In partnership with Corporation for […]

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Ludo Campbell-Reid

Ludo Campbell-Reid is Auckland Council’s Design Champion and General Manager of the Auckland Design Office, a department of multi-disciplinary design and place activation professionals charged with spearheading Auckland’s design-led renaissance. As Design Champion, Ludo is accountable for achieving design excellence in council’s plans, policies and projects; working directly alongside the Mayor and city officials, the […]

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Miriam Sorell

Miriam Sorell is a manager in the Livable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she has been working on bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects for 6 years and currently leads a team of planners, engineers, and project managers. Her team’s projects range from neighborhood traffic calming implementation to evaluating innovative bicycle […]

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Tracy Krawczyk

Tracy is a planner with over 30 years of experience in urban and transportation planning, both in the private and public sectors.  She is currently the Policy & Planning Director for the Seattle Department of Transportation.  Her areas of professional practice center on transportation planning, urban design, and capital programming with a focus on aligning […]

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Kate Johnson has worked in in a variety of transportation planning roles. Following stints in capital programming, grant acquisition and transit planning, for the past ten years she has been serving as a transportation planner administering commute trip reduction and transportation demand management programs for the City of Bellevue.

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Alex Krieg

Alex Krieg is a senior planner at the Puget Sound Regional Council. He leads PSRC’s transportation demand management work, which includes staffing the Regional TDM Steering Committee. He also works on a variety of long-range transportation planning activities including transit integration, transit access, and regional parking policy. Alex has a Master’s Degree in Urban and […]

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Amy Scarton

Amy Scarton is the Assistant Secretary for Community and Economic Development at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Amy oversees the majority of WSDOT’s modal divisions, including Public Transportation, Freight, Aviation, Rail, Local Programs, and Multimodal Planning. Amy represents WSDOT on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Transportation Investment Board, the Puget […]

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones has been the Planning Director at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency since 2016, and oversees a wide range of programs and projects intended to implement San Francisco’s Transit First policy by enhancing the degree to which the transportation system supports an equitable and economically viable city.  SFMTA Planning looks at transportation today […]

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Roger Millar

Roger Millar was appointed the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation by Governor Jay Inslee in August 2016. Millar oversees an agency of 6,800 employees, with responsibility for 18,600 lane miles of highway, 3,700 bridges, general aviation airports, passenger and freight rail programs, and the Washington State Ferry system, the nation’s largest. Millar […]

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Dave Hutchinson is the Capital Budget Manager for the City of Pittsburgh.  In addition to Capital Budget planning, he works with departments on project management best practices and operational efficiencies related to capital projects. Before joining Pittsburgh’s Office of Management and Budget, Dave worked in banking as a Best Practices Officer. He has a degree […]

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Nicole Blanchard

Nicole Blanchard is a Civil Engineer and has work for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation for the last 15 years.  Since 2003, she has focused on interagency collaboration to develop design standards and best practices to implement green infrastructure in the public right-of-way.  She has been part of green infrastructure evolving from just […]

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Deborah Deets

Deborah is a California State Registered Landscape Architect for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation, Watershed Protection Program.  Her stormwater project designs have been featured in the national Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), Stormwater Solutions Magazine, local public television (KCET), and have won national (CASQA and NACWA) recognition for design […]

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Shanti Colwell, PE, is the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Manager (Interim) for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). She is responsible for implementing the GSI Program for SPU, including developing policy and regulatory requirements, defining technical standards for GSI in Seattle, and leading the planning and implementation of GSI capital projects in the right-of-way for SPU, specifically […]

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Beth Heyde

Beth Heyde is Director of Logistics of the New York City Department of Transportation Bike Share Program where she oversees Citi Bike’s operations, and facilitates expansion planning and the public engagement process. Beth believes bike share programs offer solutions to many complex interconnected urban mobility issues, and have the capacity to bridge gaps in transportation, […]

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Pete leads strategy and market development for ReachNow, a premium mobility services company by BMW, BMWi and MINI.

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Alexander Epstein

Dr. Alexander Epstein is an engineering systems analyst in the Office of Policy, Planning & Environment at the Volpe Center, a federal research lab of the USDOT. In this role, Epstein evaluates and advises on the effectiveness, safety, and sustainability of advanced vehicle and fuel technologies, partnering with transportation leaders to improve urban traffic safety […]

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Hank was born and raised in Atlanta, and moved to San Francisco nearly 13 years ago.  Hank spent six years as a civil rights attorney before following his true passion to transportation planning.  Hank worked for four years on the SFpark program in San Francisco, focusing on making San Francisco the first city to install […]

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Dave Benson

Dave Benson was appointed as the Parking Services Group Manager in August of 2015. In this role, he oversees the Parking Enforcement, Parking Operations and Regulatory Divisions. Prior to joining PBOT, Dave worked at the Portland Police Bureau for over three decades.  During his career, he served in a variety of leadership roles. Most notably, […]

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Michael Replogle

Michael Replogle was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation in June 2015, where he develops strategy and advises the Commissioner and City on transportation issues. He managed development of an agency-wide strategic plan and the transportation element of the City’s greenhouse gas mitigation plan and helps manage various […]

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Laura Bisesto

Laura Bisesto is a Public Policy Manager on Lyft’s Government Relations team.  Laura oversees political and policy strategy in the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, and California by advocating for Lyft’s interests with legislators and regulators on state and local bills relating to ridesharing. Prior to joining Lyft’s Government Relations team in 2015, Laura spent five years […]

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Nat Gale

Nat Gale works for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation in a lead capacity on outreach and programs that touch the everyday lives of Angelenos, such as the department’s award-winning People St program. His current focus is the city’s Vision Zero Initiative, where he works with a multi-disciplinary team to develop projects and partnerships that […]

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Kris Carter

Kris Carter, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, is a non-practicing engineer, an optimistic urban planner, and a self-taught filmmaker. Kris oversees the entire team, as well as Boston’s Autonomous Vehicle testing program, new mobility initiatives, and a portfolio of work to make our streets and sidewalks more delightful. New […]

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Evan Corey

Evan Corey serves as Seattle Department of Transportation’s New Mobility program manager, bringing experience in emerging transportation technology policy, shared mobility planning, shared mobility-transit integration, transit-orientation strategies, TDM, and Complete Streets design and policy. Evan provides a unique and holistic perspective to new mobility and its relationship to mobility, access, and right-of-way allocation. Prior to […]

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Shin-pei Tsay

Shin-pei Tsay is the Executive Director of Gehl institute, whose mission is to transform the way cities are shaped by making public life an intentional driver for design, policy, and governance. Previously, Shin-pei served as deputy executive director at TransitCenter and contributed to its establishment as a philanthropy. She founded and directed the Cities and […]

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Bridget Smith

Bridget Smith, P.E. came to the City of Los Angeles in July of 2015 from the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento and consulting, where she had over 25 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering, organizational management, and public finance. Bridget began her career designing traffic signals and major roadways before moving to […]

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Randall “Keith” Benjamin, II

Keith Benjamin, by nomination from Mayor John Tecklenburg, and the unanimous vote by City Council was appointed to the position of Director of the Department of Traffic and Transportation for the city of Charleston, South Carolina in April of 2017. In his position he oversees all transportation maintenance, planning and partnerships at the local, county and state level.  […]

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Lawrence Marcus

Lawrence Marcus, 30 years of public and private sector experience. Currently: – Vice Chair,  ITE Complete Streets Council Executive Committee – Office Manager for Wallace Montgomery in Tysons, Virginia – Adjunct Professor at George Washington University

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Timur Ender

Timur began working on tactical urbanism projects in 2014 with Better Block PDX.  In 2015, he successfully infiltrated City Hall when he was appointed as transportation policy advisor to City Commissioner Steve Novick.  In 2017, Timur transitioned to the Portland Bureau of Transportation where he helps manage Better Naito, one of nation’s largest tactical urbanism […]

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Río Contreras

Río was born x raised in Echo Park with Central American roots. Río’s role as Programs & Policy organizer is to advocate alongside with and garner resources for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) communities for mobility justice and transportation equity. Since 2003 Río has had the opportunity to work across California on issues of […]

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Perry Tarrant

Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant commands the Special Operations Bureau of the Seattle Police Department. Perry Tarrant has 34 years of law enforcement experience with the Tucson Police Department. He started his career working patrol, and also held assignments in canine, SWAT, bomb squad, aviation, and internal affairs. In 2014, Tarrant was appointed to coordinate the […]

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Gia Biagi

Gia Biagi is Senior Director for Urbanism + Civic Impact at Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design collective located in Chicago and New York. A strategic thinker who connects ideas with action, Gia is widely regarded as a thought leader in the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of urban public space. At Studio Gang, she leads design […]

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Kiera Smalls

Kiera makes sure everyone’s talking about Indego. You can find her at events promoting bike share or behind Indego’s social media accounts engaging with their awesome riders! Kiera also oversees 20 employees who make up Indego’s outreach and events team.  When she’s not promoting Indego, she’s leading bootcamps and run clubs throughout the city for […]

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Karla Sutliff

Karla Sutliff is current the Chief Engineer and Deputy Director for Project Delivery. She is responsible for all engineering aspects of the department’s construction projects statewide from their design through the completion of construction. She oversees the program of more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of $1.8 billion. Ms. Sutliff has been with […]

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Ray Dovalina

Ray Dovalina is the Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix where he oversees five divisions with close to 700 employees, an annual department budget of over $70M, and a $500M five-year Capital Improvement Program. He brings 23 years of experience in transportation engineering and high level municipal management. Prior to this appointment he […]

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Danielle Abbott, Senior Program Manager for Commute Seattle, oversees the operations, staffing, and outcomes of initiatives aimed at reducing commute trips within Seattle. She manages programs that assist over 300 large and small companies in meeting regulatory, environmental and business objectives by supporting Commute Trip Reduction compliance and promotion of Employer ORCA Passport Transit Passes. […]

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Ryan Hashagen

Ryan Hashagen is a volunteer with Better Block PDX and a Professional Tricyclist based in Portland, OR.  Ryan is delighted to be a member of Better Block PDX team and enjoys working to connect, collaborate, and facilitate Tactical Urbanism projects with a wide range of organizations, businesses, and agencies. Professionally, Ryan has founded and run […]

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Sean is the Transit Planning Manager at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He is responsible for implementing Muni Forward capital projects that improve service reliability, reduce transit travel times and enhance pedestrian safety, while also overseeing the day-to-day service planning functions for Muni. Sean and his team are in the process of implementing 36 […]

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Rubina Ghazarian is a Transportation Planning Associate II in the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s New Mobility Division. Her role includes implementing projects that enhance accessibility, increase travel options, and create livable communities. Most recently she planned and implemented the Downtown Los Angeles Bike Share Pilot Program, which launched in July. Before joining […]

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Sean has over ten years of pedestrian and bicycle planning, design, and implementation experience in New York and New Jersey.  Over the past nine years at NYC DOT he has worked on projects which redesigned city streets with an eye toward safety, mobility, and economic development.  In his current role he oversees a staff of […]

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Eric is the Senior Director of Transit Development at the New York City Department of Transportation. In that role he works to make public transportation in New York City work better through better street design and use of technology, and also serves as a key policy advisor on transit issues for the City.

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Tamika Butler

Tamika joined the LACBC staff as the Executive Director in December 2014. Prior to leading LACBC Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy. Before Liberty Hill, Tamika worked at Young Invincibles as the California […]

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David Kuperman

David Kuperman is the Manager of Surface Transit Projects and Acting Manager of Operational Planning and Policy in the Transportation Services Division of the City of Toronto, Canada. He is a transportation planner with interests in all modes of transportation, and works together with the City’s transit agency on both localized and strategic initiatives to […]

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Dylan Passmore

Dylan Passmore is a Senior Transportation Design Engineer with the City of Vancouver’s Transportation Design Branch.  Over his career in the public and private sectors he has focused on pedestrian and bike infrastructure design, universal design, transportation master plans, policy research, urban design, and contemporary approaches to street design.  Currently, Dylan is leading a handful […]

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Justin Stuehrenberg

Justin leads the 5-year implementation of the $500 Million Marion County Transit Plan, the basis of a November 2016 referendum to increase transit service in Indianapolis by 70%.  This represents the largest infrastructure investment the City of Indianapolis has seen in generations.  Justin co-authored the plan itself, including leading all of the capital planning and […]

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Michael Carroll

As Deputy Managing Director for Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS), Michael A. Carroll, P.E. is a creative and nationally respected leader with more than 25 years of experience in transportation. In this role, Carroll leads oTIS staff in developing strategies and implementing policies to build a safe and equitable multi-modal systems across […]

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Tim Frisbie

Tim leads SUMC’s communications and policy efforts. He previously served as Senior Account Executive at KSA Public Relations/Public Affairs, where he worked on several transportation projects including helping to launch Getting America to Work, a national coalition advocating for increased federal transit funding. He also planned and executed strategic communications campaigns for clients such as […]

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Martijn Van de Leur

Martijn is Mobycon’s team leader for the Cycling & Behavior department and works within the fields of cycling, road safety and mobility management. Martijn studied urban planning, marketing and business management, which gives him a unique perspective for examining human behaviour as it relates to mobility. Mobycon is a participant in the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Dutch […]

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Bart Sbeghen

Bart Sbeghen is the Bike Futures Manager at Bicycle Network – a Australian health promotion charity who wants to make riding part of the everyday. He has been working on helping to get more people riding for more than 15 years. Bart started out as a bicycle “campaigner” initially. His focus is now on developing collaborative tools and […]

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Alexander Ståhle

Alexander Ståhle is a researcher in urban design and one of Sweden´s most popular lecturers on city futures. He is CEO of the urban research and design studio Spacescape in Stockholm and has a PhD in urban design from the KTH School of Architecture. In his research he has developed tools for urban analysis of […]

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Mariana Alegre Escorza

Mariana Alegre was born in Lima, Peru. She studied Law at PUCP, and has earned an MSc in City Design and Social Science (London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE). When studying for her first Master in Human Rights, she decided to promote Urban Rights. She has been involved in several research projects […]

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Richard Smithers

Richard Smithers has been Transport Policy Coordinator at the City of Melbourne for six years. He was project leader for the Council’s Transport Strategy 2012, its Walking Plan 2014 and its response to the East West Link road project. He has contributed to many other projects including the transport requirements for City of Melbourne’s urban […]

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Gustavo Partezani

Gustavo Partezani is currently responsible for the development department of SPUrbanismo, a public company that develops urban projects for the São Paulo Municipal Government, working in the areas of urban planning, infrastructure and mobility. During his career he worked in the areas of urban design and planning, focusing on streetscape and public spaces. He has […]

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Aman Batheja

Aman Batheja worked for eight years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, most of that time covering state and local politics. A native of Cedarhurst, New York, he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and a master’s in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Nina Harvey

Nina Harvey is a Senior Planner in the New York office at Arup with over 7 years of experience in transportation planning, wayfinding, and master planning projects, primarily in New York, Washington DC, Toronto, and Houston. Her interests lie in designing context-sensitive solutions that prioritize the user experience. She provides project management and transportation planning […]

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Christoph Gisel

Christoph Gisel is a Lighting Designer in Arup’s New York office. After obtaining his diploma in electronics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland he evolved his professional focus towards stage and architectural lighting design. Following studies in interior architecture and furniture design, he worked for several design studios in Stockholm, […]

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Brian Stacy

Brian Stacy leads the Americas Region lighting group and has 20 years of experience designing lighting and related systems, for a range of exterior and interior environments in the urban, transit, monumental structures, and cultural sectors. His work has ranged in scale from large urban lighting masterplans, to iconic bridge and airport projects scale projects, […]

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Mike Trimble

Mike Trimble has more than 20 years of experience in public management and administration, serving government from both the public and private sectors.  He has served in executive leadership positions for both public and private organizations including The Brown Schools, Travis County, MTG Management Consultants, and for the past 10 years, the City of Austin. […]

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Joseph Jarrin

Joseph Jarrin is the Executive Deputy Commissioner at NYCDOT. In this role, Mr. Jarrin focuses on the agency’s strategic management challenges and opportunities, and works across all divisions to improve performance management and streamline project delivery. He directly oversees Human Resources, Facilities Management, Budget, Contracting, Capital Program Management, Information Technology, and the Audit Bureau.  Mr. […]

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David Vitézy

David Vitézy’s professional career began in 2004, when he became head of transport development at Budapest NGO Urban and Suburban Transit Association (VEKE). In 2010, David developed the concept for the new integrated transport and mobility authority, Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) and was serving as the first CEO from October 2010 through December 2014. During his tenure, […]

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Daniel Firth

Daniel Firth is director of Mobility Pricing at TransLink and formerly Executive Director of the Metro Vancouver Mobility Pricing Independent Commission. He brings many years’ experience of designing, implementing and evaluating road user charging and performance parking systems in London and Stockholm, as well as experience of aligning and integrating mobility pricing with other urban […]

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Chris Morfas

Chris Morfas is Senior Advisor to Despacio, an NGO based in Bogota, Colombia. Despacio advances sustainable mobility internationally via research, advocacy, and training; its recent publications include robust studies of bicycle and motorcycle use in Latin America. Chris helps with organizational structure, program development, project delivery, and outreach. He will regale you with tales of […]

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Dustin White is a transportation planner for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , where he has worked since 2005. Prior to joining the SFMTA, he was a consultant with Alta Planning + Design. Although he considers himself a Californian, Dustin grew up in Philadelphia and received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bucknell […]

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Timothy Craggs

Tim, a licensed Civil Engineer, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California at Davis in 1979 and went to work for Caltrans in their San Francisco District Office shortly thereafter. Tim’s 36-year career with Caltrans includes stints as a project engineer in design, resident engineer in construction, and policy development and […]

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Erin Wood is a principal planner with the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, where she has worked since 2005. Her projects include development of watershed regulations, modeling and analysis of policy impacts and alternatives, and nationwide benchmarking of environmental strategies. She currently serves on the City’s Core Team for CodeNEXT – a comprehensive effort […]

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Jane Kim

Jane Kim is the first Korean-American supervisor in the country, representing a diverse district encompassing the majority of new construction in San Francisco. She represents the highest and lowest income residents, and her priorities include pedestrian/bicyclist safety, preserving and building more affordable housing, funding public schools and parks, and addressing homelessness. Kim’s landmark initiatives include […]

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Ashley Z. Hand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C was appointed to the Transportation Technology Strategist Fellow for the City of Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti in August 2015 and is charged with developing a multi-disciplinary strategy to address mobility and transportation policies and services in a rapidly changing environment. With the proliferation of emerging sharing […]

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Jim is the Assistant Director for the City of Austin Transportation Department.  He works with some amazing people at the City of Austin and is responsible for the divisions that keep Austin moving on a daily basis:  signals, transportation management center, sign and markings and right-of-way management.  Jim also gets to work with some equally […]

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Ken Zatarain

Ken Zatarain is TriMet’s Director of Service Delivery. Ken has over 35 years experience in transit. He has held leadership roles in several projects, including design and management of Portland transit network, integration of five new rail lines into the system, design of the Portland Mall and coordination of land use and parking management plans […]

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Justin Holmes

Justin is Zipcar’s director of corporate communications and public policy where he leads efforts to promote Zipcar’s brand of “wheels when you want them” to Zipcar members, city leaders, media and other stakeholders. Leveraging his experience in technology as well as public and government relations, Justin works with cities and policy makers to help accelerate the […]

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Robert Spillar

Robert Spillar serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director.  As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for the City’s multi-modal transportation portfolio, Vision Zero, Transportation Demand Management, Special Events and Parking Enterprise operations. Under Spillar’s leadership, the City of Austin was a finalist in the U.S. DOT Smart […]

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Lisa Bender

Lisa Bender was elected to serve as the Ward 10 Minneapolis City Council Member on November 5, 2013. Lisa was reelected to serve her second term as  the 10th Ward City Council Member in November 2017. She was also elected to serve as City Council President by a unanimous vote of her fellow council members. Lisa has a […]

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Kristen Simpson

Kristen Simpson specializes in working on projects before they become popular, including managing exploratory phases of car sharing, bike sharing, modern streetcars, and now congestion pricing.  She helped create the SDOT’s project development division and currently manages a team that has secured more than $200 million in grants to leverage Seattle’s transportation levy funding.  She […]

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Chad Crager is the Manager of the Community Services Division at the City of Austin Public Works Department, which includes the Urban Trails Program, Child Safety Program, and Neighborhood Partnering Program. Mr. Crager has been an avid cyclist in Austin for more than 10 years and wears normal clothes to ride a bicycle. Mr. Crager […]

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Darby Watson is the Director of the Project Development Division whose task is to package, define, and develop all types of transportation projects for the City of Seattle.  For more than 17 years, Darby has strived to make streets more livable.  Her work has included design of full streetscape projects, managing Vision Zero and Complete […]

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Lori Ardito is an independent consultant with iDEKOgov. Previously, Ms. Ardito served as First Deputy Commissioner for New York City Department of Transportation, a role she was appointed to in May 2007. As DOT’s chief operating officer, she oversaw the divisions in the Department that ensure the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people, goods, and vehicles […]

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Mari Hunter

Mari Hunter is a senior transportation planner with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.  She studied Mathematical Economics at the Colorado College and civil engineering and urban planning at the University of Minnesota.  For the past 4 years, she has been working at the SFMTA as a project manager on multimodal projects and more recently, […]

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In July 2014, Al was named the FHWA Texas Division Administrator. As a key member of the Agency management team, Al exercises executive direction over the $3.2 B annual Federal-aid apportionment to Texas, one of the largest and most complex Federal-aid programs in the Nation.  As Division Administrator, he leads a multidisciplinary staff of 50 […]

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Gregory Fenves

Greg Fenves began his appointment as president of The University of Texas at Austin on June 3, 2015. Previously, he served the university as executive vice president and provost. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the highest national honor awarded to engineers in the United States, and holds the Cockrell Family […]

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Leah Bojo

Leah Bojo is the Entitlements and Policy Manager for Land Use Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in municipal land development entitlements. Prior to joining the company, she worked in land use and transportation policy through her work for two Austin City Council Members. Leah participated in a variety of policy initiatives that are important to […]

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Gillian Gillett

Gillian Gillett advises San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Transportation policy matters, with a focus on California High Speed Rail, Caltrain, BART, Bike Share, Autonomous Vehicles and Smart City issues. Gillian came to City Hall from the private sector, where she ran a custom software consulting company specializing in systematic redesign of business processes and workflow […]

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John Bela

John is an urbanist and public space designer.

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Mr. Simmerman has over 25 years of experience in disease prevention and health promotion. In that time he has provided project management, consultation and technical guidance to a vast number of stakeholders including communities, corporations and individuals. He’s a dynamic and motivational public speaker and is frequently asked to address healthy community design and activity […]

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Matthew is a creative urban place maker, real estate development strategist, and designer.

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Carlos Monje, Jr.

Carlos Monje is Counselor to US. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He works on the administration’s proposal to reauthorize surface transportation programs, on the TIGER discretionary grant program, and on efforts to promote equity and economic development.  In August, 2014, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Monje as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy. Monje previously […]

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Chuck Marohn, P.E., AICP

  Charles Marohn—known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues—is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Chuck is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology and a […]

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Fiona Chapman is the Manager of Pedestrian Projects, Transportation Services with the City of Toronto. She is primarily responsible for the implementation of the City’s Walking Strategy – a set of 52 actions designed to create high quality pedestrian environments and foster a culture of walking in all of Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Since 2003, Fiona has […]

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John Eastman

John Eastman, AICP, CNU-A is a Project Manager in the City of Austin Public Works Department Sidewalk and Special Projects Division (SSPD). He manages planning and construction of sidewalks, urban trails, bikeways, and related infrastructure projects with a focus on implementing the Austin’s Sidewalk Master Plan and ADA Transition Plan. A graduate of the University […]

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Carli Paine

Carli Paine manages SFMTA’s Land Use Development and Transportation Integration work. In this role, she represents the City’s transportation values and priorities in large scale land use development project negotiations. Carli also oversees a team that focuses on transportation components of land use development projects, land use plans, and land use policies. She has a […]

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Alice Brown works at the Boston Transportation Department as the Project Manager for Go Boston 2030, the City’s Mobility Action Plan. Her recent projects include the Greenway Links initiative with LivableStreets Alliance, public process for New York Rising at Sasaki Associates, and infrastructure network planning for the Boston Bikes program. Her goal is to provide […]

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Terra Ishee

Terra Ishee has been engaged in improving the pedestrian realm in New York City since 2001.  She joined the New York City Department of Transportation in 2007, and is currently the Director of the Pedestrian Projects Group. Ms. Ishee oversees a multi-disciplinary team that designs and implements up to 40 street improvement projects a year, […]

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Christof Spieler

Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP is Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars, where he does land use, transportation, and open space planning across the United States, and a Senior Lecturer at Rice University. As a board member of Houston METRO from 2010 to 2018, he initiated a blank sheet re-design of the entire […]

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Britt Tanner is a Senior Engineer at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), where she had worked on projects that use traffic engineering to improve Muni service for over 15 years.  She currently leads SFMTA’s Transit Engineering group, a team of a dozen engineers and planners developing traffic engineering projects to reduce Muni delays […]

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Laura Dierenfield

Ms. Dierenfield leads the Austin Transportation Department’s Active Transportation and Street Design Division with a focus on improving safety and mobility for everyone in Austin by providing more comfortable and connected options for bicycling, walking and accessing reliable, time-competitive transit.  She brings 17 years of experience in transportation planning, public policy and community-based non-profit organization […]

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Lee Jones

Lee Jones is Director of Business Development for BCycle LLC. Based at the offices of Trek Bicycle Corporation in Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA, Lee has led the company’s sales and marketing efforts since its establishment in 2008. BCycle today has established itself as a globally recognized developer and supplier of both station based and “smart” bike […]

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Nathan Wilkes is responsible for the planning, design and implementation of active transportation facilities in Austin Texas and works in the Austin Transportation Department in the Active Transportation Program.  Over the past nine years with the City he has helped Austin become a national leader in innovative planning, street design and bicycle network buildout with […]

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Daniel Goodman

Dan Goodman is a Transportation Specialist in the Office of Human Environment at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He leads FHWA’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and its Pedestrian and Bicycle Work Group and oversees the work of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. He serves as one of FHWA’s representatives on the U.S.DOT Pedestrian and […]

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On January 26, 2009, Shaun Donovan was sworn in as the 15th United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. He has devoted his career to ensuring access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, and has continued that effort in the Obama Administration. Secretary Donovan believes that America’s homes are the foundation for family, safe neighborhoods, good […]

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Michael Kimmelman is an author, critic, columnist and pianist. He is the architecture critic for The New York Times and has written on issues of public housing, public space, community development and social responsibility. He was the paper’s longtime chief art critic and, in 2007, created the Abroad column, as a foreign correspondent covering culture, […]

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Steve Adler

Mayor Steve Adler was elected Austin’s 52nd mayor in December of 2014.  Mayor Adler has lived in Austin for nearly four decades. He attended Princeton and the University of Texas Law School on scholarships, and he was the first in his family to graduate from college along with his brother. After moving to Austin and […]

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Annick Beaudet

Annick Beaudet, AICP has over 20 years of experience in both land use and transportation in both the public and private sectors. She currently serves the City of Austin as an Assistant Director at the Austin Transportation Department and oversees four areas: Systems Development, Active Transportation and Street Design, Transportation Engineering and Special Events.  

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Victor Dover

Victor Dover, urban designer and co-author of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, 2014), is an expert on how to fix our streets, and, in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love. For 25 years, Dover has been designing walkable, sustainable development. His work spans five continents and ranges from revitalizing historic […]

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Leah Treat

Leah Treat has dedicated her career to public service, primarily in urban areas. In 2013, Leah was appointed Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) by City Commissioner Steve Novick after a nation-wide search. The Bureau has more than 800 employees, a combined operating and capital budget of roughly $500 million and manages more than $10 billion in public assets.

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Greg Stanton was appointed the Mayor of Phoenix in 2011. He earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. Stanton then returned to Phoenix where he practiced education law at Jennings Strouss & Salmon and later practiced law at Quarles & Brady LLP. In 2001, he left private law practice to serve on the […]

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Rina Cutler is the Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities for the City of Philadelphia. The Deputy Mayor serves on the Boards of SEPTA, DVRPC, the Philadelphia Port Authority and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation as well as the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. Previously she served as Penn DOT’s Deputy Secretary for Administration, the Executive […]

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Christopher Hayes is Editor at Large of The Nation and host of “Up w/ Chris Hayes” on MSNBC (Sat 7-9 am and Sun 8-10 am). From 2010 to 2011, he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, Hayes was a […]

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Michael R. Bloomberg is the 108th Mayor of the City of New York. He was first elected in November 2001, two months after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a time when many believed that crime would return, businesses would flee, and New York might take decades to recover. Instead, through hundreds of innovative new policies […]

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Bruce Katz

Bruce J. Katz is a vice president at the Brookings Institution and Founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program which aims to provide decision makers in the public, corporate and civic sectors with policy ideas for improving the health and prosperity of cities and metropolitans areas. Katz is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School.

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Lynn Peterson

Malcolm Dougherty was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to be the Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in May 2012. He leads the $11 billion organization and Caltrans 20,000 employees who build, maintain, and operate the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class transportation system. Director Dougherty has over 21 years experience […]

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Phil Ting was elected to the State Assembly in 2012, representing the 19th Assembly District which spans the West side of San Francisco as well as the communities of Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City.  He brings a unique combination of financial skills, a commitment to civil rights, and years of experience from local government service […]

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As Chief Executive Officer of Sound Transit, Peter Rogoff brings an impressive career of transportation leadership to forward the mission of expanding the regional mass transit system for central Puget Sound. Rogoff was unanimously selected after a nationwide search and came to Sound Transit in January 2016. Prior to that, he had served since July […]

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Ray LaHood became the 16th Secretary of Transportation on January 23, 2009. In nominating him, President-elect Obama said, “Few understand our infrastructure challenge better than the outstanding public servant that I’m asking to lead the Department of Transportation.” Secretary LaHood’s primary goals in implementing President Obama’s priorities for transportation include safety across all modes, restoring […]

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Mitchell L. Moss, New York University Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, teaches and does research on urban planning and politics, with special emphasis on economic development, telecommunications, and the governance of New York City. From 1988 to 2004, Professor Moss served as Director of the Taub Urban Research Center. He is […]

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As a professional transportation engineer, Chris works to create safe, reliable, and sustainable urban transportation options. He is particularly interested in the use of data and new technologies to reshape today’s transportation services. As part of his work, he is constantly pursuing new ways to harness data to change the way we make decisions from the strategic […]

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Michael Keating

Michael founded Scoot to bring fast, affordable, electric transportation to cities everywhere. Prior to Scoot, Michael built a successful open source public transportation software business at OpenPlans, and was a management consultant with GreenOrder and The Boston Consulting Group. Michael holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate […]

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Jessica Zenk

Jessica Zenk is Interim Deputy Director for the City of San Jose Department of Transportation’s Planning, Policy and Sustainable Transportation efforts. Jessica is an urban planner with expertise in economic development, transportation, infill and redevelopment, and the arts.  Prior to joining the City of San Jose, Jessica directed transportation and land use policy initiatives and programs for the Silicon Valley […]

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Andy Thornley is a practitioner with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, currently leading the SFMTA’s on-street car share pilot project, placing hundreds of shared vehicles in curb parking spaces across the city. Andy was part of the team working on the SFMTA’s SFpark program, an award-winning federally-funded pilot rationalizing the way San Francisco manages parking […]

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Lauren’s forward-looking perspective and broad public sector experience result in successfully implemented, bold projects. She is an industry expert on the intractable role of parking within the built environment and public health realms and provides expertise on multimodal planning and transportation management strategies. She has a passion for data-driven decision making and great user design, […]

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Jack Madans (Government Partnerships Manager) Jack’s work with CfA’s government partners ranges broadly from innovation policy and open data efforts to change management and community organizing. He cut his teeth as a community organizer early on when he founded the pilot project, FoodCycle, while studying at the London School of Economics. While interning at the […]

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Jay Nath became San Francisco’s first Chief Innovation Officer and White House Champion of Change after establishing the nation’s first open source government software policy and San Francisco’s open data legislation. In collaboration with the White House, Nath launched the Mayor’s Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program offering an on-premises incubator at City Hall, meant to apply startup ingenuity […]

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Julie is the Co-founder and President of Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator based in San Francisco. A nonprofit, Tumml’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. Since Tumml’s inception less than two years ago, the organization has supported over 50 entrepreneurs from 17 startups, working to solve community issues from homelessness to workforce […]

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Gwyneth Borden is the former manager of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs at IBM and a member of the SFMTA Board of Directors in 2014. Ms. Borden has served in a variety of civic roles including serving on San Francisco’s Planning Commission and as a former aide to then Supervisor Gavin Newsom. In 2013, she […]

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Gabriel Metcalf is the President & CEO of SPUR, a nonprofit membership organization that promotes good planning and good government through research, education and advocacy. Under his leadership, SPUR has grown dramatically in influence and membership. Gabriel has authored or co-authored such notable articles as “The Northern California Megaregion,” “Civic Planning in America,” “Regional Planning without […]

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Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including the Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet […]

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Jeffrey Tumlin

Jeffrey Tumlin is the director of strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. He also served as Interim Director of the new Oakland Department of Transportation.  For more than twenty years, he has led station area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans, and delivered various […]

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Doug Weirsig is the Transportation Director for the City of Fort Worth. He holds three degrees in civil engineering: a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada at Reno, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In over 30 years of work […]

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Linda Samuels is the Project Director of the Sustainable City Project for the University of Arizona. Samuels received her doctorate in 2012 in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on infrastructure as public space as well as the barriers architecturally-inspired infrastructure reinvention projects face on the path to implementation. […]

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On July 17, 2009, Victor Mendez was sworn in as the Federal Highway Administrator – the 18th person to hold the position. In this role, he oversees the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2,900 employees in Washington and field offices across the country and provides executive guidance on strategic initiatives and policy. As FHWA Administrator, Mendez […]

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Wylie Bearup is the Director of the Phoenix Street Transportation Department. He is a skilled engineer and has played a vital role in Phoenix’s most notable construction projects, including downtown centerpieces like the Phoenix Convention Center, ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, and Mass Communication and the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel. Bearup has more than […]

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Steve Novick grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon and Harvard Law School. He spent nine years as an environmental law enforcement lawyer at the U.S. Justice Department, recovering $129 million for taxpayers in the Love Canal toxic waste case, and securing judgments against violators of the Clean Air […]

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Mary E. Peters was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 5, 2006, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 15th Secretary of Transportation on September 30, 2006, after spending more than two decades crafting solutions to our nation’s toughest transportation challenges. Secretary Peters brings a unique perspective to her role as the […]

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Jeffrey L. Rosenblum, is a transportation planner and street design engineer for the City of Cambridge (Massachusetts). He is project manager for several corridor redesign projects including http://westernavenue.info which includes a separated bicycle facility and traffic calming measures, and represents Cambridge’s mode-shift interests in the many MassDOT bridge redesign projects currently underway. Jeff co-founded Boston […]

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Jon Orcutt

Jon Orcutt has nearly 30 years experience advocating and implementing sustainable transportation in cities.  Before joining TransitCenter in January 2016, he was a consultant working with governments, organizations and companies on urban transportation strategies, traffic safety, bike share systems and bicycle transportation improvements. Jon was Director of Policy at the NYC Dept. of Transportation from […]

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Tom Vanderbilt is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer whose work has appeared in Wired, the New York Times Magazine, the Wilson Quarterly, Smithsonian, the Financial Times, and many other publications.  He is author the NY Times bestselling book ‘Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us),’ published in more than […]

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Robert Paley is Director of Transit-Oriented Development at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority where he oversees development of MTA properties and works with regional and local entities to promote TOD and better coordination between local land use policies and transit.  Prior to joining MTA, Mr. Paley developed residential buildings near transit for several private real estate […]

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Nathan (Nate) Conable is the Director of Transit and Transportation for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the organization planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine, one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a multibillion dollar project that will shape the way Atlanta grows […]

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John Robert Smith is the President and CEO of Reconnecting America, was formerly the Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, and is a long-time leader on behalf of passenger rail. He is co-chairman of Transportation for America, a former Chairman of Amtrak’s board, and a former member of the transportation committees of the National League of Cities […]

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Harriet F. Senie is director of museum studies and professor of art history at City College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  In fall 2000 she was visiting distinguished professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously she worked as Associate Director of The Art Museum, Princeton University and Director of the Amelie Wallace Gallery, SUNY Old Westbury.  […]

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Aaron Naparstek is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Streetsblog. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Naparstek’s journalism, advocacy and community organizing work has been instrumental in growing the bicycle network, removing motor vehicles from parks, and developing new public plazas, car-free streets and life-saving traffic-calming measures across all five boroughs. Naparstek is the author of […]

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Javier William Lopez has spent his professional life passionately engaged in service to the nonprofit and public sectors, serving as a senior administrator and consultant to both large and small organizations. A significant portion of Javier’s career has been focused on developing public health programming and policy recommendations that aim to address the health inequities […]

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Veronica Vanterpool

Veronica Vanterpool is Deputy Director of the national Vision Zero Network which works with communities across the U.S. to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy and equitable mobility for all. Ms. Vanterpool is the former executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization, where she spent 10 […]

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Signe Nielsen, principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has been practicing as a landscape architect for more than 35 years. For 30 years she has been a Professor in both the graduate and undergraduate Schools of Architecture at Pratt Institute. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Ms. Nielsen’s design work has received […]

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Ron Milam is the Principal-In-Charge of Technical Development with Fehr & Peers.  He is actively involved in a wide variety of project work but also finds time to: Co-lead the firm’s research and development efforts; Teach a UC Davis extension course on transportation and land use planning; Serve on the TRB Special Committee for Travel […]

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Joshua L. Schank is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a non-profit foundation with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Schank, who is an urban planner, has worked on federal and state transportation policy over a decade. Before joining Eno, he directed the National Transportation Policy Project at the Bipartisan […]

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Serving as a coordinator and liaison between the Office of Watersheds and SEPTA, the Streets Department, the PPA and other agencies, Ariel Ben-Amos ensures that green stormwater management infrastructure is integrated in transportation infrastructure investments. Previously, Ben-Amos was a planner and analyst for the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities where he managed the development […]

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Jonathan Marvel was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He majored in fine arts at Dartmouth College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982. In 1986, he graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master of Architecture degree. Jonathan worked for four years in the office of Richard Meier on the Museu […]

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Rick Bell is Executive Director of AIANY, overseeing its operations and communicating its policies.  He is a registered architect and was elevated to the Institute’s College of Fellows in 2000.

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Steve Weissman teaches Energy Law and directs the Energy Program and oversees the City Streets Program at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law. In addition, he is on the summer faculty at Vermont Law School and at Lewis and Clark. He is also an environmental mediator. He is a former […]

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Reid Ewing, Ph.D., is a Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and columnist for Planning magazine. His street design work includes: context-sensitive highway design guidelines for New Jersey DOT; His street design work includes: context-sensitive highway design guidelines for New […]

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An avid bicyclist since she was five, Janine G. Bauer is now a lawyer and partner with the law firm Szaferman, Lakind, P.C., in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She focuses her practice on environmental, land use and transportation matters in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is general counsel to the APA-NJ Chapter and a […]

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Andrew Howard is an expert in the field of context sensitive design and complete street implementation. During his 13 years of experience, he has worked in both the public and private sectors developing such plans and designs. Andrew not only assisted in the writing of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Recommended Practice on Context Sensitive […]

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Jessica Parsons is the Project Manager of Circle The City, Boston’s first Open Streets venture and a 2012 Urban Signature Project of the White House’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative.  Circle The City (CTC) launched in Summer 2012 and featured  temporary, car-free corridors connecting thousands of people to Boston parks.  Jessica works on behalf of a […]

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Georgia Petropoulos Muir has been the Executive Director of the Oakland Business Improvement District since 2004.  She provides the leadership required to advance the organization’s vision to be recognized as a vibrant and dynamic business district that sets the national standard for other commercial districts’ growth and innovation.  Prior to joining OBID, Georgia served as […]

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Tarun Kumar is a Senior Research Scientist for Smarter Planet Analytics Solutions at Industry Solution Research Department in IBM Research.  Tarun has 15 year experience is defining, architecting, building and deploying analytics solutions. His work has spanned across industries like supply chain, federal government, city & municipal governments and IBM business units. His experience enables […]

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Michael Littlejohn has significant senior leadership experience in the Professional Services, IT Services, and Training and Human Capital Services sectors. Currently, Michael is Vice President, IBM, Global Business, State of New York. Michael’s team is focused on developing, selling, and delivering solutions that help governments solve their most pressing issues across the missions of a […]

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As Executive Director, Christopher Levendos is responsible for managing the building and maintenance of Verizon’s core network and the building and maintenance of Verizon’s FiOS network across New York City. Key initiatives have involved a wide range of cross-functional technical innovations to speed up the New York City FiOS deployment and improve costs.  The New […]

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Jeff Owen

From within TriMet’s Planning & Policy group (in the Portland, Oregon metro area), Jeff Owen is the TriMet Strategic Planning Coordinator. This involves planning and coordinating the development of TriMet’s strategic and long-range goals and policies, and working to implement those goals and policies through federal, state, and regional partnerships and coordination. This includes environmental […]

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Julie Kirschbaum has worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) since January 2007 and manages the operations planning group and the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). The TEP is the first comprehensive review of the Muni system in a generation and aims to make transit serve more reliable, attractive and convenient. Prior to joining […]

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Joe Iacobucci

Joe Iacobucci is the Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz, with a focus in the Midwest and West Coast, and leads the firm’s national Shared Mobility + Transportation Technologies Practice. Mr. Iacobucci has over 14 years managing complex, high-profile transit and transportation projects. His ability to manage projects through an implementation lens and communicate technical […]

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Jeff Boothe

Jeffrey F. Boothe is the President of Boothe Transit Consulting LLC (BTC). As a leader in the public transit industry, he has created a niche in surface transportation policy, developing a proven track record of successfully advancing public transit projects through the Federal project approval process. Jeff combines nearly 40 years of legislative experience, leading […]

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Jay Kriegel is a Senior Advisor at Related Companies where he focuses on business strategy and project development. Prior to joining Related in May 2007, Mr. Kriegel served for over a decade as Counsellor to the financial communications firm of Abernathy MacGregor where he focused on strategic communications with an emphasis on public policy for […]

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Chris Holben is the District Department of Transportation Bikeshare Program Manager. He has spent the last 10 years with DDOT working on bicycle projects including trail design and construction. He managed the construction and manages the on-going operations of the Bikestation at Union Station. He launched and operates the District’s piece the Capital Bikeshare program. […]

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Ms. Burnap has dedicated almost three decades to public and non-profit service in the policy, environmental and sustainability arenas.  She has the perspective of having worked in all sectors, in all branches of government –  for a Governor, a Mayor, a movie star, herself; in a State Capitol, City Hall, embedded in a large bureaucracy, […]

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Katherine Watkins is a Supervising Engineer for the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works.  She manages a group of consultants and engineers responsible for designing and constructing street, sidewalk, sewer and storm drain infrastructure projects.  She successfully developed and implemented the City’s 5-Year Street and Sidewalk Plan; prioritizing reconstruction projects with a strong commitment […]

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Rob Viola

Rob Viola is Director of Safety Policy & Research at the NYC Department of Transportation. He works within the Research, Implementation and Safety (RIS) unit, which identifies, designs and implements safety programs and street improvement projects on NYC’s streets, develops safety policy and manages crash data for NYCDOT. RIS has also taken the lead in managing […]

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Trent Lethco

Trent Lethco is a Principal and leader of Arup’s Integrated Planning Group in New York. He has over 15 years of experience working in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area He has led transportation planning projects both large and small most of which emphasize multimodal transportation solutions […]

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Valerie Fletcher has been the Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design since the beginning of 1998. Valerie currently oversees a wide range of projects including a global web-based collection of case studies of universal design in the built environment, demonstration projects for a public school and a community development initiative that pair […]

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Janet M. Barlow is President of Accessible Design for the Blind.  As a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, she has extensive experience teaching street crossing skills to pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired and has worked for the past ten years on research related to accessibility of sidewalks and street crossings to pedestrians with […]

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David Weber is an entrepreneur, small business consultant and advocate.  Weber is the founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development. Through his work at the NYCFTA, Weber […]

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Brett Burmeister, a Portland, Oregon native, is the managing editor and co-owner of Food Carts Portland, a resource for street food enthusiasts. He ate at his first food cart in 1991 and has never looked back, having logged roughly 1000 visits to street vendors in Portland and beyond. Brett has been featured by CNN, The […]

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Ms. Gabriela Juarez is a land use planner for the Department of City Planning for the City of Los Angeles.  Her current role in city planning deals primarily with processing entitlement requests in the Central City/Downtown, Westlake and Hollywood Community Plan Areas.   In the seven years she has been with the Department, she has also […]

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Joe Cortright is President and principal economist with Impresa, a Portland consulting firm specializing in regional economic analysis, innovation and industry clusters.  Joe is senior policy advisor for CEOs for Cities, a national organization of urban leaders, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He has served as an advisor to state […]

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Eric Lee is President of Bennett Midland LLC, a management consulting company based in New York City. Mayors and government agencies, as well as the nation’s largest philanthropies, turn to Bennett Midland for support with strategy, operational improvements, and the development of state-of-the art information systems. For fifteen years, Eric has developed innovative solutions to […]

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Ryan Russo

Ryan Russo was appointed in May 2017 as the first permanent Director of the recently established Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT). OakDOT is responsible for the planning, design, operations and maintenance of the city’s 800 miles of roads and 1,100 miles of sidewalks and also represent Oakland with the region’s transportation partners, such as BART, AC […]

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John O. Norquist is the President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism. John Norquist’s work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative and antidote to sprawl’s social and environmental problems draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participant in national discussions on urban design and transportation policy. Norquist served as Mayor […]

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Jim Curtin is a Senior Transportation Planner for the Seattle Department of Transportation who studied planning and GIS at Northern Arizona University and the University of Washington.  Jim has led a wide range of multi-modal projects from capital improvements to traffic safety initiatives. He created SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program, developed the city’s first […]

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Christine Berthet serves as Manhattan Community Board 4’s First Vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Transportation Committee. In 2005 she co-founded CHEKPEDS (Clinton Hells Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety), completed the “9th Avenue Renaissance” study and has collaborated with the DOT on the Hell’s Kitchen Transportation Study, since 2007. Ms. Berthet serves on the boards […]

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Dr. Andrew Rundle’s research focuses on the determinants of sedentary lifestyles and obesity and the health related consequences of these conditions, particularly the role of sedentary behavior and obesity in cancer development.  Dr. Rundle directs the Built Environment and Health Research Group, a trans-disciplinary team of researchers studying how neighborhood built and social environments influence […]

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Joan Pasiuk has worked for the past 5+ years at Transit for Livable Communities (TLC), a nonprofit organization working to transform Minnesota’s transportation system through advocacy, organizing, and research. TLC promotes a transportation system that encourages transit, walking, bicycling, and thoughtful development. Joan directs Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC) as one of four sites of […]

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Ana Garcia has 15 years of experience supporting and advocating for community-based approaches to health at the national, state, and local levels. Her experience includes work with a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, including the Vermont Department of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees in the […]

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James R. Knickman is the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), a private foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. Under Dr. Knickman’s leadership, NYSHealth has invested more than $75 million since 2006 in initiatives to improve health care and […]

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Known for creating logical and perfectly executed wayfinding strategies, master plans and environmental graphics, Ann Harakawa and Two Twelve have guided millions of people throughout New York City and the United States.   Specializing in complex, multi-stakeholders projects, Ann and her team have gained recognition by focusing on their clients’ priorities, consistently maintaining consensus, and […]

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In January of 2012, Martha was hired as the director of The Green Lane Project, a new effort of the Bikes Belong Foundation to catalyze the installation of cycle tracks and related state-of-the-art bicycle facilities in U.S. cities. Previously, she spent 7 years managing GO Boulder, the City of Boulder’s innovative program to make it […]

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Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero, and was a writer and producer for Time […]

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Tom Maguire is Director of the Sustainable Streets Division at SFMTA, where he directs the agency’s ambitious efforts to achieve Vision Zero and to create world class streets for all San Franciscans. The 1,035 employees of Sustainable Streets operate, engineer, design, and plan the city’s traffic, parking, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and provide transit security […]

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Michael Mikos is Director of Strategic Development of car2go N.A., LLC, a role he assumed in March 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Mikos has oversight of the development of all car2go launches in North America.  In addition, Mr. Mikos manages the development and integration of new Daimler mobility products, as well as strategic partnerships, and investments […]

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Bruce Schaller is the former Deputy Commissioner for Traffic & Planning at the New York City Department of Transportation. His responsibilities included development, installation and operation the City’s street infrastructure of traffic signals, street lights, traffic signs, roadway markings, on-street metered parking, municipal off-street parking facilities and DOT’s Traffic Management Center.  His responsibilities also included […]

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David King is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. His research explores the impact of local transportation planning on the built environment, public finance and accessibility. As part of this research he has written about the phenomenon of cruising for parking and used spatial regression techniques to analyze travel behavior. He also studies how public […]

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Tim Love is the founding principal of Utile, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm.  Love’s primary focus is the relationship between individual works of architecture and the larger city. He takes a strategic and collaborative approach to complicated urban projects – including charting and leading the public participation process and helping to bring together […]

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As Managing Director of Gehl Studio in the US, Jeff leads the San Francisco and New York based teams. In his time at Gehl, Jeff has worked with both public and private clients as well as non-governmental organizations in Europe, the USA, Latin America, India and China. Jeff’s background and design experience provides him with […]

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Steve is WSP USA’s (@wspusa) Vice-President and Northeast Manager for Planning, Environment and Traffic services.   Prior to WSP, Steve most recently served as General Manager of Transportation for the City of Toronto.  Prior to his tenure in Toronto, Steve led the Transportation Division of the Philadelphia Streets Department and was the Director of Policy and […]

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Vin Cipolla is recognized for his business and civic entrepreneurship, having achieved parallel successes in the private and public sectors. He has served on more than twenty-five nonprofit boards and nine corporate boards. A six-time corporate CEO, he has founded three successful companies in the media, marketing and technology fields, developing and overseeing global operations: […]

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Architect Gregg Pasquarelli received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1994 where he graduated with Honors for Excellence in Design. He cofounded SHoP Architects in 1996 and has lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally. This think tank has pushed the designer’s realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, construction, […]

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Amanda M. Burden, FAICP, is Commissioner of the New York City Department of City Planning. Since her appointment by Mayor Bloomberg in 2002, she has spearheaded the largest planning effort in the city since 1961, setting the stage for sustainable development, reclaiming New York’s waterfront, designing new parkland and public spaces such as the High […]

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Robin Lester Kenton serves as the Director of Strategic Communications for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT). In her role, she oversees all of the agency’s public safety campaigns, as well as its social media sites. Under her leadership, NYC DOT has become one of the City’s leading agencies in engaging the […]

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Sarah M. Kaufman is a Research Associate at the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Management and Policy. Sarah focuses on the use of cutting-edge information technologies in transportation communications, particularly the implementation of open data and social media programs. Before earning her MUP at NYU Wagner and MBA at NYU Polytechnic, Sarah studied science writing […]

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Lynda Bybee currently serves as the Chief Communications Officer for LA Metro.  During her sixteen year career with the agency she has provided leadership for community relations, local governance, construction mitigation and outreach management for project studies and agency initiatives. In her current role as CCO, she oversees the promotion of Metro ridership and dissemination […]

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Dani Simons

Dani Simons is the Director of Communications & External Affairs for Motivate, the nation’s largest bike share operator, and the parent company of Citi Bike, New York’s bike share program. She was part of the launch team for Citi Bike and served as their Director of Marketing & External Affairs for the first two years […]

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Tim Tompkins has been the President of the Times Square Alliance since 2002. The Alliance is a business improvement district that works to improve and promote Times Square – cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. Prior to coming […]

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Jonathan F. P. Rose is the President and Founder of Jonathan Rose Companies. Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world.  In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a […]

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Peter J. Park is a city planner that has led innovative private and public sector practice for over 20 years. He served as the Manager of the Community Planning and Development Department for the City and County of Denver and was responsible for Denver’s planning, zoning, construction permit and inspection services.  Prior to his post […]

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Tom Jost is a senior urban strategist at Parsons Brinckerhoff, operating out of the New York World Headquarters.  Tom has spent his career exploring the drivers that influence urban development.  Tom’s focus is on solving the challenges faced by cities in adapting to climate change and a carbon-free economy. Tom has more than twenty-three years […]

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Margaret Newman, FAIA, LEED BD+C

With over 25 years of experience as an architect and urban planner, Margaret Newman has recently joined ARUP as an Associate Principal with the Integrated Planning team in New York. Prior to joining ARUP, Margaret headed up her own consulting firm More Urban, advising on design, urban planning, and development projects and served as Executive […]

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Jessica Scorpio is a Founder and Director of Marketing at GetAround, which was created to leverage the 1B+ cars on the planet to create a cleaner, smarter and more efficient transportation system through a marketplace for peer-to-peer car sharing. Prior to launching GetAround, she completed the inaugural Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University (SU ‘09), […]

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Sharon, a founder of SUMC, was previously the CEO of IGO Carsharing, the nonprofit organization that started car-sharing in the Chicago region. Sharon was CEO from March 2004 until she and parent organization, Center for Neighborhood Technology, sold I-Go to Enterprise in May 2013. Under Sharon’s leadership, IGO grew from a small pilot project into […]

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Mayor Anthony A. Williams is a Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Mayor Williams served as the fifth mayor of Washington, DC from 1999 to 2007. During his two terms, he was widely credited with leading the District’s financial comeback and improving the performance of its government agencies, all […]

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Roy Kienitz is President of Roy Kienitz, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in policy, finance and project management for major infrastructure investments. Before starting his own business, Roy worked in and out of government at the federal and state levels for 25 years. Most recently he served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as Under […]

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Tyler Duvall is Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company in the firm’s Washington DC office. In his time with McKinsey, Tyler has helped develop the Travel, Infrastructure and Logistics practice and has assisted with on-going strategy work in Panama and the State of Georgia. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Duvall ran the policy office at […]

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Christopher P. Bertram is the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, and Chief Financial Officer, for the United States Department of Transportation.  As Assistant Secretary, he is responsible for the development and oversight of the Department’s more than $70 billion budget and the oversight of the financial and performance management of 12 agencies and 4 […]

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Mr. de la Vega is responsible for leading the department as well as day-to-day operations. LADOT is a multifaceted transportation organization with over 1,700 employees and an annual budget of US$493 million (FY 2012-2013). LADOT enforces state and local parking laws; provides traffic control services to support public safety agencies and special events; designs, operates, and maintains the most advanced traffic […]

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Jane Martin AIA/ASLA/LEED AP is principal of Shift Design Studio, a San Francisco certified green business specializing in building and landscape design. She is an architect and artist whose work embraces all scales from urban planning to sculpture and performance. She has been named by SFMOMA as one of the Bay Area’s leading experimental designers. […]

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Mike Lydon is a founding Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. Before launching the firm in 2009, Lydon worked for Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company (DPZ), an international leader in the practice of smart growth planning, design, and research techniques. As a planner, writer, and advocate, Mike’s work has appeared in or been featured by NPR, […]

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Since arriving in 2008, Ed Janoff’s primary responsibility at NYC DOT has been to oversee management and operation of the agency’s  growing inventory of public plazas – currently numbering 26 sites – primarily through public-private partnership agreements with local nonprofit organizations. He has also played a significant role in developing a range of other public […]

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Paul manages the Parklet program at the San Francisco Planning Department and is the lead urban designer for the Department’s Green Connections project—a citywide green street plan currently underway that seeks to improve access to open space by building sustainable corridors that facilitate walking and biking for people of all ages, reduce stormwater runoff, calm […]

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Jessica Wurwarg has a background in both urban development and food. Currently she is the Chief of Staff of External Affairs at NYC’s Department of Transportation and manages the Summer Streets Program. She is an Adjunct Instructor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs and at the New School University’s Food Studies Program, teaching the courses on […]

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Luann Hamilton

Luann Hamilton has worked at the Chicago Department of Transportation and its predecessor agency, the Department of Public Works, for more than 31 years.  Since 2005, Luann has served as the Deputy Commissioner of the CDOT Division of Project Development.  She is responsible for Transportation Planning and Programming, Traffic Design, Livable Streets Implementation, Citywide Services […]

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Sameeh S. Barkho has been with NYC DOT since 1989, and for the last seven years, has been the Chief of Highway Design & Construction. He began his tenure with the agency in the Bureau of Bridges, moved to Geometric Design and currently manages more than 70 employees in his division.  His team is instrumental […]

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Randy Wade A.I.C.P. has been redesigning NYC streets as the Pedestrian Projects Group Director for the NYC Department of Transportation since 1997. She supervises a multidisciplinary and talented team of planners, engineers and urban designers seeking to improve pedestrian safety, increase accessibility and enhance the environment. She created the first “instant” public space in the […]

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Sam D. Zimbabwe is the Acting Chief of Project Delivery, a new position in DDOT that brings together planning, traffic engineering, transit, and capital projects. Equipped with a wealth of experience in urban design, bicycle and pedestrian planning and urban ecology, Mr. Zimbabwe guides DDOT’s development of the District’s multi-modal transportation network. Previously, Sam served as […]

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Allen J. Zerkin has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service since 1988, teaching courses on negotiation and conflict management. Since 1999, he has been conducting a popular one-day workshop on negotiation at the American Planning Association’s annual National Planning Conference. He earned his J.D. […]

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Eric Womeldorff, PE, Senior Associate with Fehr & Peers, has spent nearly the past decade focusing on the dynamic between land use and transportation in the often challenging political environs of the City of San Francisco and the greater San Francisco Bay Area region. His areas of expertise include the most advanced, state-of-the-practice transportation analysis […]

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Viktoriya Wise

Since 2015 Ms. Wise has served as the Chief of Staff for the Sustainable Streets Division of the SFMTA.  Prior to that, Ms. Wise spent 10 years at the SF Planning Department as Deputy Director of Environmental Planning and Senior Transportation Planner.  She served on the San Rafael Planning Commission from 2009 to 2016.

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Andy Wiley-Schwartz

Andy Wiley-Schwartz has nearly 20 years of experience working with cities and communities to envision and redevelop transportation infrastructure into public spaces, and helping transportation agencies change through new policies, programs and plans. Since 2014, Andy has been a consultant at Bloomberg Associates where he works with city governments on transportation and public space issues.  He […]

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Rich Weaver is Director, Planning, Policy and Sustainability, under the Policy Department of the American Public Transportation Association ( APTA) in Washington, D.C. He serves as staff advisor to the APTA State Affairs Committee, the APTA Policy and Planning Committee, and its subcommittees. He oversee the work of APTA Sustainability Committee and APTA Mobility Management […]

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Valerie Watson works for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) as an urban designer and transportation planner. Valerie, along with her colleagues in the LADOT Active Transportation Division, works to promote implementation of pedestrian- and bicycle-focused design, develop active transportation plans and policies, establish effective partnerships within the City and with advocacy and community organizations, […]

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Chris Ward leads strategic growth and profitability of AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services group in the New York City Metro area.  Areas of responsibility include transportation, water and wastewater, environment, power, and buildings and places, which encompasses more than 1,600 architects, engineers, scientists and support staff. Prior to joining AECOM, Ward most recently served as executive vice […]

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Mark Van Elsberg is a Project Manager with Transportation Services at the City of Toronto. He has been involved in the transformation of the City for more than 23 years. First in the private sector, then with the Urban Design team in City Planning and now his energy is focussed on pedestrian projects in the […]

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Polly Trottenberg

Polly Trottenberg was sworn in as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation on January 27, 2014. Responsible for one of the largest portfolios of any municipal agency, DOT provides for the safe, efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods throughout the five boroughs. With an annual operating […]

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Saravana Suthanthira, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner with Alameda CTC, has over fifteen years of transportation planning and engineering experience. Her work focuses on congestion management, particularly performance measurement using big data. She recently led and completed a comprehensive performance evaluation effort of the I-680 Express Lane, the first Express Lane in the Bay Area, to […]

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Hermanus has experience in a variety of transportation studies for all types of roadways—from local streets to freeways—with a particular focus on conceptual and detailed geometric design. On such projects, Hermanus considers impacts to natural resources, constructability, phased implementation opportunities, traffic control, and cost estimating in establishing the appropriate improvements. He has developed master plans […]

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Richard Steinberg is CEO of DriveNow (USA), a flexible, premium car sharing program from BMW introduced to the U.S. market in San Francisco, exclusively featuring BMW ActiveE electric vehicles. DriveNow is designed to be as convenient as having your own car. Customers can take a drive on their own terms with more flexibility than traditional […]

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Tom Sorrentino is a Senior Project Manager with the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), where he manages and oversees the planning, design and implementation of a wide variety of new and retrofit “complete streets” projects. He was a key participant in the development of the city’s first Transportation Action Plan (TAP) and Urban Street Design […]

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Seth Solomonow brings 15 years of experience in media and transportation communications, including as a reporter and in managing press and communications for DOT under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. As DOT Press Secretary and Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs, Seth was the agency’s chief media strategist during a period of unprecedented change, […]

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Lacy Shelby, Director of Resiliency Planning and Management, New York City Department of Transportation, has spent her career adapting aging infrastructure to the demands of a rapidly changing climate. In her former role as Director of Green Infrastructure, Shelby was a major force in the City’s plans for the reconstruction of critical street infrastructure following […]

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Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is also adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, from 2000 to […]

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Stefanie Seskin is the Deputy Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition at Smart Growth America. She oversees and implements the Coalition’s programmatic and technical assistance efforts. Stefanie works closely with external stakeholders to build a strong national movement for safe, multi-modal streets and help transportation professionals, community groups, and elected officials as they develop […]

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Nicole leads Walk San Francisco’s policy and programmatic work, strategic communications, administration and operations. Nicole came to Walk San Francisco in 2013 with a background in active transportation, urban planning, and public health. As a consultant, Nicole helped develop climate change adaptation plans for the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Program on Health, Equity […]

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Sam Schwartz has nearly 40 years of experience in the field of Transportation Engineering and Traffic Safety and is considered a worldwide authority in traffic, highway, bridge, transit and parking systems. He was New York City’s traffic commissioner and the chief engineer for highways, bridges, ferries and other New York City infrastructure. Mr. Schwartz specializes […]

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Rebekah Scheinfeld

Rebekah Scheinfeld was appointed Commissioner of CDOT by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in January 2014 and directed to continue the critical work of making sure Chicago has a strong, vibrant, accessible transportation network that provides a foundation for a thriving economy in the 21st Century. An attorney, with broad experience in urban development issues, Rebekah oversees […]

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Rebecca L. Sanders, PhD, is a Research Associate for the University of Oklahoma’s Division of Regional and City Planning, where she studies the intersection of transportation and public health in the heartland. Prior to moving to Oklahoma, she worked for UC Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center for seven years, where she evaluated a […]

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Ilaria Salvadori is an urban designer with the City Design Group at the San Francisco Planning Department. She currently manages the Pavement to Parks program, a successful public space initiative aimed at reclaiming underutilized spaces in the city and turning them into vibrant catalyst places for San Francisco neighborhoods. While at the San Francisco Planning […]

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Mike Sallaberry is a certified traffic engineer who has worked in transportation for over 17 years. He started at SFMTA with the Bicycle Program then became the Traffic Calming Manager prior to his current position as the Senior Engineer for Livable Streets, which oversees pedestrian, traffic calming, streetscape, and bicycle projects in San Francisco. Past […]

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Matthew Ridgway, AICP, PTP, Principal with Fehr & Peers, has been involved in many of Fehr & Peers highest visibility and most complex projects. His key strength is his broad background and multi-modal approach, which he has applied to many large-area plans with transit and pedestrian-oriented projects. In addition to his work as a consultant, […]

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Seleta Reynolds

Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) appointed by the Administration of Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ms. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices for Angelinos and the region.

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Kamala Parks has over eight years of experience and abilities in transportation planning and engineering for all modes of travel. Her primary work interests are focused on pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit travel. By extension, these interests have included work on safety, travel demand management, and multimodal analysis tools. She conducted research for the multimodal level […]

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Timothy directly oversees a team of 30 planning, engineering and policy staff and matrixes over 100 additional staff to develop and lead the implementation of the agency’s economically competitive, sustainable mobility goals through integrated, multi-modal (bicycle, walking, transit, car-sharing, parking and taxi) transportation plans, street design projects, and complete street project integration policies and programs. […]

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Margot Ocañas serves as Pedestrian Coordinator with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Margot’s work focuses on promoting pedestrian issues, establishing citywide coalitions and crafting plans and policies to support implementation of pedestrian improvements. In her role with the Active Transportation Division, Margot develops and implements infrastructural and programmatic pedestrian projects including […]

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Kevin O’Neill

Kevin O’Neill, AICP, is the Street Use Director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and manages work relating to right-of-way management and policy development, public space management, development review, and capital project coordination. Kevin has been at SDOT since 2011, and his work there has focused on strategic planning, development of modal master plans, […]

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Luis Montoya leads a section in the Livable Streets subdivision of the SFMTA, where he oversees the planning, design, and construction of projects to improve safety and promote walking and bicycling in San Francisco. In addition to planning and implementing a variety of projects, the teams Luis manages study emerging trends in complete streets design, […]

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Dr. Christopher M. Monsere is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State University. Dr. Monsere’s primary research interests are in the areas of multimodal transportation safety; management and dissemination of large transportation datasets; and improvements in transportation operations. Dr Monsere is co-chair […]

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Katie Monroe is bikeshare outreach coordinator at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Katie graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Anthropology and a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies, focusing specifically on the role of gender in Philadelphia’s bicycle communities. She founded the Women Bike PHL program and loves nothing more than seeing […]

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Meghan Mitman, AICP, Senior Associate with Fehr & Peers, has over twelve years of transportation planning and engineering experience, with a focus on active transportation planning and safety. She co-authored the multi-award winning California Pedestrian Safety Assessments Technical Guidebook, as well as the recent California Bicycle Safety Assessment Guidebook. She is also a co-author for […]

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Ethan Melone is the Rail Transit Manager for the Seattle Department of Transportation. He is responsible for all aspects of development of the Seattle Streetcar network, from planning and design through construction and operational startup. A twenty-year veteran of various City of Seattle offices, he holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s John […]

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Grant McInnes leads Arup’s Land Development offering in San Francisco and specializes in sustainable infrastructure planning, design and implementation. Grant has over 16 years of experience as a member and leader of multidisciplinary teams on a diverse variety of land development, master planning and civil engineering projects in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. He […]

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Linda is the Deputy Director of Transportation Engineering Operations Division and the City’s Traffic Engineer at the City of San Diego with a TE license. After 3 years as a Civil Engineer designing bridges, she has spent the last 27 years specializing in Traffic Engineering & Transportation Planning. She has worked in various capacities in […]

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Elizabeth Macdonald, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Urban Design in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley and Vice-Chair of the Master of Urban Design Program. Her research focuses on the history of urban form, street design, and the post-occupancy assessment of streets and neighborhoods […]

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Ms. Lombardo was appointed Deputy Director for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority in May 2001 and Chief Deputy Director in 2004. The Authority is the sub-regional transportation planning and programming agency for San Francisco County. It develops the long-range countywide transportation plan, acts as Congestion Management Agency for San Francisco, and administers the Prop […]

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Jake Levitas is an organizer and designer focused on improving cities using design, art, and technology. He most recently served as an Innovation Fellow in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, where he helped pioneer several participatory urban design initiatives, including Living Innovation Zones and the Market Street Prototyping Festival, to which he […]

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Lon LaClaire manages Vancouver’s Strategic Transportation Planning Branch, providing leadership and direction for eighteen transportation engineering and planning staff working on some of Vancouver’s largest transportation projects. Lon has an unusual mix of creative and technical skills. Using his high-school scholarship, he started his education in Fine Arts in College before switching to Engineering. After […]

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